Boy, 13, admits guilt to sex charge

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A 13-year-old Middletown boy charged with rape pleaded guilty today to a lesser charge in Butler County Juvenile Court.

The boy and his father came into the police lobby Nov. 12, about two hours after the incident. When the boy was questioned by police he said he thought his cousin was asleep when he put his hand down her pants and penetrated her vagina with his finger, according to the police report.

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He also told police he squeezed her buttocks.

The victim is 8, according to the police report. Police told the girl’s mother to take her to the hospital for examination, according to police.

The boy, who has been housed in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center since the incident, pleaded true, the juvenile equivalent to guilty, before Judge Kathleen Romans to gross sexual imposition, which is a third-degree felony in adult court, according to Rob Clevenger, juvenile court administrator.

Romans ordered a sexual offender evaluation and set disposition for Jan 29. The boy was released from detention and placed on house arrest.

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Clevenger said the boy could receive a sentence of up to six months in the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

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