Kettering boy, 15, put on sex offender register after raping girl

He admitted the offences at a youth court sitting

Monday, 5th July 2021, 7:30 am
Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.

A 15-year-old Kettering boy has been placed on the register for sex offenders after raping a young girl.

The boy - who cannot be named because of his age - admitted raping his victim when he appeared at a youth court sitting in at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.

He also admitted two further charges of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.

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Sentencing magistrates referred the boy to a youth offender panel for a 12-month rehabilitation contract, a type of sentence given to many first-time offenders aged between 10 and 17.

Breaching the contract could see the boy brought back to court.

Magistrates also told the boy he would have to register with police in Kettering as a sex offender for a period of 30 months.

A surcharge towards victim services of £22 was also imposed.