MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A teenage boy was arrested Monday and has been charged withraping a 10-year-old girl.
The incident happened around 10 a.m. Monday in MuskegonTownship.
The 15-year-old suspect is someone the young girl knew, but heis not a relative. He raped the girl and then ran away, accordingto police.
The victim's mother walked into a room and found the partiallyundressed suspect standing over her partially unclothed daughter,investigators say in police reports.
The suspect admitted to sexually assaulting the girl using hisfinger, but the victim told police she was raped, AssistantMuskegon County Prosecutor Tim Maat said.
In a hearing Tuesday afternoon, the suspect's attorney entered anot guilty plea on the teen's behalf. The suspect appeared in thecourtroom through a live video feed.
He will remain in the Muskegon County youth home until furthercourt proceedings, a court referee ruled.
The suspect's mother told 24 Hour News 8 her only concern is forthe victim. She does not want the teen back in her home and saidshe has not spoken with her son since the incident.
The suspect, who is a friend of the victim's brother, is onprobation for drug use and has been convicted of stealing propertyvalued between $200 and $1000.
Prosecutors are in the process of evaluating whether to chargethe suspect as an adult.
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