Five boys all aged 13 to 14 have been charged with raping a child aged under 13. West Yorkshire Police have said that the charges relate to two separate incidents, all involving the same victim.

All the teenagers have been bailed for two weeks

All the teenagers have been bailed for two weeks

One of the boys is also facing a charge of sexually assaulting the child. The police officer heading up the investigation, Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson said: “Five boys aged 13, 13, 14, 14 and 14 have all been charged with rape of a child under 13.

“Two of them, one aged 13 and one aged 14, have been charged with two counts of rape of a child under 13, one aged 13 has been charged with one count of rape of a child under 13 and sexual assault of a child under 13.

“The other two, both aged 14, have been charged with one count of rape of a child under 13. The charges relate to two incidents involving the same victim in the Calderdale area in July 2013.”

All five teenagers have been released on bail; they are scheduled to appear at Calderdale Youth Court in two weeks’ time on 20 August.

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