Boy charged with attempted sex assault at Boston Boys & Girls Club

Details limited due to boys' ages

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BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to sexually assault another boy at a Boys & Girls Club in Boston.

The boy was arraigned in juvenile court on charges of assault with intent to rape. He was released into the custody of his mother.

The organization says the alleged attack happened Saturday at the South Boston club. A spokeswoman says the suspect was from a “partner organization.” He and the alleged victim are the same age.

Parents tell the Boston Herald they were “surprised” to hear about the alleged assault but are happy with how the club handled the situation.

The club says it’s working with police and cannot provide further details due to the boys’ ages.

The suspect is due back in court June 5.

 

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