According to court documents, the boy who can't be named for legal reasons, was said to have ejaculated at least once during the sexual assaults and is now officially Britain's youngest rapist.
The boy, who is from Plymouth in Devon but now lives in Cornwall, was found with disturbing images on his mobile phone following the sexual assaults.
He was sentenced to a 12-month intensive referral order and put on the sex offenders’ register for two–and-a-half years..
According to the judge who sentenced him, he'll work with sex experts to improve his behavior and will also be supervised using the internet.
Judge Diane Baker told the young boy
I know a lot about what has happened in your life and your mum’s life in the past and the difficulties you faced and the confusion you face now about how you wish to lead your life. But what you did was so serious and so damaging to your little sister. She was nine-years-old – she does not understand about those things and you hurt her so seriously that that will last with her for the whole of her life. If you were older, I’m telling you now you would be serving a sentence of detention – that’s like prison. But you were only 11.”
Judge Baker also said that she wanted social services to make sure the boy had access to “male influences in his life”.
She said to him:
“Do you promise me that you’re going to work with everybody and this is not going to happen again? How do you feel about going back to school?”The boy, who spoke in a quiet, mumbled tone, replied:
“I’m happy to go back to school and make friends.”The judge added:
“I know it must be tough for you not to see your brothers and sisters but that’s going to have to remain until it’s safe.”She told him he would have to carry out the intensive referral order or come back to court.
She asked him:
“If you don’t do it, what do you think will happen?” The boy – who had to be told to speak up by the judge – replied: “I don’t know.”The judge said:
“They will say you will have to go back in front of Judge Baker – and that’s me. I need to know what’s happening with this order and I need to know your behaviour is improving.”Jodie Leonard, defending counsel, said:
“He is due to start at school again – I asked him how he is getting on. He is working really hard.”