13-Year-Old Charged in Sexual Assault

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Livingston County authorities say a 13-year-old boy sexually assaulted a girl on her 11th birthday, killed her cat, threatened her mother and beat up her brother and another young boy.
Pinckney police Chief Denis Aseltine says authorities filed charges Nov. 3 after belatedly learning of attacks from April to October.
Aseltine tells The Ann Arbor News the boy assaulted the girl at her Putnam Township home in April. Aseltine says the boy later knocked the girl's 8-year-old brother off his bike, threatened their mother by phone and stomped an 11-year-old boy.
The 13-year-old has a Dec. 10 juvenile court hearing on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault and battery, animal cruelty and malicious use of a phone.


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  • by LegallyRad Location: Lansing on Nov 20, 2008 at 06:02 AM
    That kid needed his ass spanked a LONG time ago...
  • by Celeste Location: Schaffer on Nov 19, 2008 at 06:46 PM
    Parents are afraid to dicsipline thier children these day. Why, because spanking is considered abuse. There is a difference between beating your kid and spanking them, even if it is a fine line between the two. When I grew up in the 1980s if I misbehaved I was spanked. My parents taught me what was right and what was wrong and made me learn the consquences of bad behavior. Had they not punished me when I misbehaved then I doubt that I would be the polite law abiding citizen that I am today. What children need from thier parents is a parent not a friend.
  • by J Location: Jackson on Nov 19, 2008 at 12:14 PM
    I don't know this child's home life, let's assume it is the average single working mother that is his caregiver. He is home alone a lot, he has violent video games, access to a computer and views movies that we wouldn't even think of viewing. He has become desensitized, these children think that what they are doing is OK. we can only imagine what is going on in his mind.
  • by bob Location: howell on Nov 19, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    Didn't AIG just get government money?I don't think they had to jump hoops to get their money. Oh yea they took management to nice places for training. What's a bigger scam insurance rates or prices of cars?
  • by Karen Location: Parma on Nov 19, 2008 at 10:12 AM
    Arch, of Lansing, what is wrong is the system has failed us. Kids have no fear anymore. The know if you even look at your child, they can go to the school and by law the school has to contact Social Services. Schools can't do anything anymore to the kids. The law makers have created such a problem, no one knows how to handle it anymore. A kid can go to school and give the teacher the finger, he knows he will get three days off. As soon as he gets back, give it to them again and get 5 days off. The kids know how to work the system. We need to get FEAR back into our kids, if not this is going to be mild as to what this is going to turn into.
  • by JC Location: Lenawee County on Nov 19, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    This is very disturbing to say the least. Although, I will not go as far as to say that this can be blamed completely on the childs parents, I really do have to question their parenting ability. This is a terrible tragdey, and I hope that justice will be served. This child clearly needs to have some serious pyschological treatment, as well.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    Is the boy sick? Didn't the parents see this problem?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:24 AM
    Can the parents be brought up on charges? It might give some parents the thoughts to start raising their children or seeking help for them.
  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Nov 18, 2008 at 08:10 PM
    What the hell is wrong with people?! This is disgusting! What is wrong with parents that would allow their child to become a monster like this? You can't tell me that there were no warning signs! I hope the child gets the help he needs in a juvinile mental facility and his parents get charges brought against them. I pray for the family of the young girl. Her childhood is forever gone thanks to this child.
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