Six-year-old boy ‘sexually assaults’ girl in school playground – but police are powerless to act

The Mirror is reporting that a mum has accused the boy of attacking her daughter – also aged 6 – but the youngster is below the age of criminal responsibility…

A mum has accused a six-year-old boy of sexually assaulting her daughter at their school.

The woman pulled her daughter out of the school following the alleged incident.

But police are powerless to take any action as the boy is below the age of criminal responsibility – which is currently 10 in England.

The mum has alleged that a lack action against the boy by the school has made her daughter “feel like she was in the wrong.”

Lancashire Police said any action was the responsibility of the school and social services…

The girl has moved to another primary school following the alleged incident…

She said the alleged assault has left her daughter “feeling very vulnerable.”

“The way the school has acted makes her feel like she was in the wrong,” she said…

 

We are clearly only hearing one person’s account here, but what do you think a school should do if, hypothetically speaking, one child under the age of ten (i.e. too young to be prosecuted) sexually assaults another?

Your thoughts on the ensuing minefield? Please share in the comments or via Twitter…

 

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Comments

  1. BehaviourA

    SchoolsImprove I would suggest this isn’t a police matter, but someone more suitable could act. CAMHs for example.

  2. BehaviourA

    SchoolsImprove I would suggest this isn’t a police matter, but someone more suitable could act. CAMHs for example.

  3. connorgsg

    SchoolsImprove this is a 6 year old boy. This wasn’t done out of sexuality or malice, it was children being children. This is insane.

  4. connorgsg

    SchoolsImprove there’s this whole culture of thinking boys are evil with an inherent desire to exploit girls – reminder, SIX YEAR OLD.

  5. connorgsg

    SchoolsImprove there’s this whole culture of thinking boys are evil with an inherent desire to exploit girls – reminder, SIX YEAR OLD.

  6. connorgsg

    SchoolsImprove there’s this whole culture of thinking boys are evil with an inherent desire to exploit girls – reminder, SIX YEAR OLD.

  7. connorgsg

    SchoolsImprove so of course there should be NO police involvement. An explanation of boundaries, yes. But not a criminal record AT SIX.

  8. jacknotearnest

    SchoolsImprove extreme behaviour at such an age suggests both parties need support. Difficult though to have both in same school.

  9. ChouetteWirral

    SchoolsImprove No place for the police or the press. These are 6 year old children! Shame on the Daily Mirror. Leave it to professionals.

  10. ChouetteWirral

    SchoolsImprove No place for the police or the press. These are 6 year old children! Shame on the Daily Mirror. Leave it to professionals.

  11. BridgetBurke2

    SchoolsImprove it’s quite clear social care and associated organisations support both families. Police offer punishment, the law’s the law

  12. KathPoulter

    SchoolsImprove Impossible to comment w/out knowing background of child: is certainly possible for 6 yr olds to exhibit sexualised ~

  13. KathPoulter

    SchoolsImprove ~ behaviour. Used to work in a nursery where we had a 4-yr old from chaotic background who absolutely was sexualised ~

  14. KathPoulter

    SchoolsImprove ~ am not saying that this is the case here but can’t write this off as just childish curiosity. Feel for both families ~

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