SANTA ANA (CBS) — A 13-year-old Orange County boy was taken into custody Sunday for sexually assaulting his 8-year-old cousin, police reported.

Authorities said the boy spent the night at the girl’s house in Santa Ana. The next morning the girl’s mother reportedly realized something had happened and took the girl to the hospital.

Hospital officials reportedly called police to report a sexual assault.

“Because of the information they obtained in the interview with the 13-year-old, and the act that he’s being accused of committing, he was booked into Juvenile Hall,” said Santa Ana Police Spokesman Anthony Bertagna.

The boy was booked at Juvenile Hall on charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor.

Comments (14)
  1. rick says:

    They start them earlier & earlier in Santa Ana.
    Another example of stellar parenting skills!

  2. Trisha says:

    @Rick – Very well said!!

  3. motherof4 says:

    This is a very sick teenager….why in the Hell would you want to hurt an innocent child?? As far as the racist comments about Mexicans…What does that have to do with a child being molested?? If you look on Megan’s Law you will find just as many White, Black, Mexican and Asian men who commit these crimes. There is no color, age or gender when it comes to a pedophile…So parents watch your children and trust NO ONE!!!

    1. HWAshton says:

      I think it’s a bit over the line to call this kid a pedophile. The term applies to ADULTS who sexually prefer children. We don’t know that this wasn’t just experimentation between two children that went too far. Not that it makes it right. But if that is all it was, then give the kids and parents a healthy dose of therapy. No need to make him a outcast the rest of his life.

      1. dean says:

        hwa – this is why minors are supposed to be treated as minors and never adults. there is no such thing as a minor having the competence to understand their actions. dean

      2. Joel Lanuza says:

        I agree with you 100 percent Lets not make any judgment we are only getting 50% of what really happen.

  4. George says:

    Bob, It’s not sick white people that do this. Disgustingly, It’s normal white people that molest/rape kids.

  5. WoolyBully says:

    So asinine of some people to interject race into a story that has no mention whatsoever of anybody’s race. Santa Ana is a large city. Many families of any race you want to name.

  6. Cindy says:

    You poeple are all pathetic. since when is age 13 now considered an adult. I know all of you remember when you were 13 and it was known that boys took a few years behind girls to catch up not only in physical growth but, mental growth as well. use your common sense here. The 2 kids were having a sleepover and experimenting (as probably you all did too at that age)the mother caught them and is blowing the whole thing out of proportion The mother is probably the type thats loud about all of her business. She probably had no idea it was going to get this big. now she probably just ruined the 13 year olds life forever. and if it were so wrong where the hell was the mother while this was all going on? She is just as much to blame for letting them sleep in the same room together. Use your brains people if your not too busy sitting on them!!!

    1. Bob says:

      Cindy, he broke the law. He violated section 288(a) of the California Penal Code, which is a felony, by the way. You’d feel much different if that was your daughter he deflowered.

      1. Cindy says:

        Bob- Impossible!!! I wouldn’t feel different because it would never happen. I as a parent would never put my daughter in a position where that could or would ever happen.
        I remember playing spin the bottle and other games as a kid with older boys when I was younger than they were I don’t remember the ages but all I know is I wanted to play and thought nothing wrong with it. I still dont feel different about it. If the mother felt the boy was too old for her daughter why would she ever let them sleep in the same room together alone? BTW- Bob, isn’t that about the age when boys start exploring sexually? I know it, you know it and the mother of the girl knows it. I don’t recall reading anything about “deflowering” or force by the boy .They were experimenting like kids do. how is a child of 13 being charged with a felony? it says committing lewd sex acts with a minor. o.k. well wouldn’t it make sense the the girl gets charged with the same crime? she also committed lewd sex acts with a minor(a child under the age of 14, as the boy is)

  7. joe says:

    Cindy is right!
    hey motherof4, where does it say the girl was hurt? For all we know, she loved it. But we don’t know because they didn’t say, so why do you assume that, guilty conscience?

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