A boy of 12 raped a nine-year-old neighbour because he wanted to ‘feel grown up’ after watching hardcore porn online.
With unrestricted access to the internet, the schoolboy, now 14, looked at explicit sites before taking the girl to a garden shed and copying what he had watched.
The shocking case, on the Isle of Skye, came to light because the girl started to feel ill ...
and told her mother that she was scared she had a ‘baby in my tummy’.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard earlier this year how the boy repeatedly attacked the girl between December 1, 2010, and January 31, 2011. He also abused her in his bedroom while a 12-year-old friend watched.
The boy later confessed to police and showed them the hardcore sites he had seen online. Asked why he copied them, he said it was because of ‘temptation’ and ‘to feel grown up’.
He was placed in a secure unit after pleading guilty to one charge of rape and two of sexual assault.
He will be closely supervised by social workers until the age of 18.