A 13-year-old Livingston County boy has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and killing her cat.
The Detroit News reports the Pinckney boy was charged in a closed hearing on Wednesday in juvenile court.
He faces charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, animal cruelty, malicious use of a telephone and two counts of assault and battery.
Prosecutors say the boy inappropriately touched the girl, killed her cat and threatened family members.
A pretrial hearing is set for Jan. 21.