A 12-YEAR-OLD boy accused of twice raping a six-year-old girl at a primary school on Sydney’s northern beaches has pleaded not guilty.
The boy is one of two 12-year-old students charged over the alleged incidents which are said to have occurred in a toilet block at the school in June and August.
The boy’s lawyer entered not guilty pleas to four counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of having sex with a girl under 10 in Hornsby Children’s Court on Thursday.
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It’s alleged the boy had indecently assaulted the 6-year-old girl three times and raped her once between 8am on June 24 and 4pm on July 1.
It’s then alleged the boy aggravatedly indecently assaulted the girl and raped her a second time between 8am and 4pm on August 16.
The boy, who was accompanied in court by his parents, was excused from attending his next court date so he could go on a family holiday to Queensland.
A second 12-year-old boy also charged over the incident will face court next month. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.
— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) September 22, 2016