12-year-old girl suspected in sexual assault of two boys

Sandusky police are looking into a recent sexual assault between a 12-year-old girl and two young boys at a Taylor Street home, according to Sandusky police detective.
Sandusky Register Staff
Dec 19, 2013

Sandusky police are looking into a recent sexual assault between a 12-year-old girl and two young boys at a Taylor Street home, according to Sandusky police detective Ken Nixon.

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, a resident reported the alleged assault, which occurred while the 12-year-old was helping a relative babysit the boys on Dec. 7, Nixon said.

At some point, the girl was left alone with both boys, ages 7 and 8.

While the girl was with the children, she allegedly instigated oral sexual contact with them, Nixon said.

Interviews with the victims have been arranged with Children’s Services.

Police have yet to speak with the suspect, Nixon said.

Comments

Licorice Schtick

The story does not imply coercion or force. If two minors consent to contact neither can legally consent to, do you arrest then both? It sounds like the female was charged because she initiated it, but I don't understand the legal basis for that. Or is it because she's older? Would not understand that, either.

Baba Booey

It's because she instigated and because 7 and 8 year old can not consent. It works the same way it would if a the 12 year old were a boy. Did we even read the same article? Do you know how to read?

Factitious

If two kids break into a house, is the one who kicked the door in guilty, and the one who willingly followed her in not? On the other hand, if two kids are fighting, does the one who threw the first punch more of the blame? Common sense might suggest that "she started it" settles the question, but for better or worse, the law is not that simple.

Licorice Schtick

Thank you.

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Licorice Schtick

Busted! Nope, don't know how to read, just hit random keys and hope for the best.

fluffy

Its based on the fact that Ohio law says you must be 18 years of age to consent.

Unassumer

If police have not yet spoken with the suspect, I don't think she was charged with anything yet. What is disturbing is that children this young would become involved in sexual activity.

Baba Booey

more than likely if she is charged it will be dropped nothing will come out of it but some counseling which would be the right thing to do.

KnuckleDragger

Why would this surprise you? She probably has a baby mama that has no qualms about doing this kind of thing in front of her children.

White Owl

Desiring to perform fellatio on two young boys is not normal behavior in a 12 year old girl. Where did she learn this behavior? Answer: Most likely this 12 year old girl is herself a victim of childhood sexual abuse and was taught this behavior by a man or a woman who is selling her.

It is shameful that the girl has been treated as a criminal.

Seacher

Most girls begin showing signs of puberty around the age of 10. You can't judge her Mother by this article. In fact, you shouldn't be doing ANY judging at all. There are probably a hundred different scenarios in which she witnessed, read, or was told about sex. Maybe you people have forgotten or just don't remember what Jr High was like. To think that sex is not a topic of discussion and/or on their minds is very naïve thinking.

White Owl

The reaction of young girls and junior high girls upon seeing a penis for the first time is "Yuck" Do your really believe young girls desire to place their mouth on the male organ used to urinate?

This is abnormal trained behavior by some adult.

Nemesis

You need to update your awareness of what kids that age are often up to.
Google the children's book "Rainbow Party" which depicts something that has actually been occurring among elementary school age kids.

outin5

surprise surprise... twelve year old that's sexually active. Punish her irresponsible parents as well.

newnicole

Exactly my thoughts!

Truth2u

Punish THE GOVERNMENT which allows children to easily obtain porn on the net, cable and other means.

And the liberals who wanted their freedom of speech to contain the right to have access to this trash were granted BY OUR GOVERNMENT for votes.

Children being given abortions BY OUR GOVERNMENT and the parents not being told, and if they find out the parents can't prevent it. This government thinks THEY are the parents of OUR children. And we wonder why 12 year old's are raping other children?

Rubbish put into the eyes/brains of children will only produce rubbish out.

Jmschmidt812

Give me a break. It's always the liberals or the government that's at fault. Parents need to be a little more involved with their children instead of having them and not caring for them. Anyone can make a baby but it takes real parents to raise them.

santown419

+1

Unassumer

This has nothing to do with the government, liberals or obtaining porn on the net. Children learn about sex from their parents and peers and often act inappropriately because of it.

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2cents

I think they also experiment, play with their body parts as well. Back in the early 60's my neighbor was playing around with a popsicle stick sticking out her Hoo Ha! There was also playing doctor, this is not knew maybe we are just less tolerant, did she post it on the net, not kidding I see 12 year olds with cell phones and I am sure the boys were just as curious. This should have stayed in the home and these kids talked to by parents.

Licorice Schtick

Yep, kids are curious and don't always understand what their developing brains and bodies are up to. That's why parents should leave them unsupervised for long periods of time, and then react with shrieking, panicked hysteria when they're found doing something inappropriate.

outin5

Please fprgive me while I laugh at that lot of ignorance....blame the government, the voters and our founding fathers for IRRESPONSIBLE parents that would rather lay on their back and make more children to milk the government for than raise their children PROPERLY! seriously that made you sound so idiotic. the government is the reason there are AT LEAST 17 CHILDREN in SHS graduating this year with children. Don't blame the parent that climbs into a bottle every night. Don't blame the parent that is too far gone of GOD knows what drugs to pay attention to what their child Is doing and the company they are keeping. Why don't you dig your head out of the sand and start looking at the REAL problem in that equation. Parents need to grow up and quit allowing their children to run the streets at all hours of the night. That's why the crime rate is going up. NO LIMITS for these children. All I can say is I thank the Lord I moved away with my daughter. I wouldn't even allow her to hang around those children. I didn't want her to go ONE day in those schools. My daughter will not be another teen pregnancy statistic as long as I INSTILL THE PROPER MORALS in her. as long as I continue to be a good parent that puts my child first. I guarantee that little girl that did that had that done to her at that age and sees nothing wrong with it. look at the real problem with the youth in Sandusky then come back and post a comment that actually bears merit to the conversation. Thanks.

pepenik99

In the day it was not called assault;it was fooling around....and some kids got lucky; those who were left out taddled....

Kelly

Seven year olds don't "fool around" nor do they "get lucky"

meowmix

There is a big difference between "show me yours and I'll show you mine" as opposed to a 12 year-old girl performing oral sex on 7 year old boys. This girl has obvious problems, no doubt related to her home situation, not because of what she has seen on TV.

SPEEDY GONZALEZ

NOT THE GOVERNMENTS FAULT? PARENTS FAULT? WRONG! MY KIDS WRE COMING HOME AT 10-11 YEARS OLD TELLING ME ABOUT THE GRAPHIC PICTURES AND ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE SHOWN IN SCHOOL. YES "SCHOOL". SO YES IT IS THE GOVERNMENT'S FAULT TO SOME EXTENT, AND YES PARENT MUST BE INVOLVED. YOU CAN'T PUNISH THE PARENT FOR SOMETHING THE KID DID OF HER OWN FREE WILL YOU FOOLS! THEY WANT TO KEEP PUSHING A LIBERAL AGENDA DOWN OUR THROATS. MAYBE SHE SAW PORN, AND MAYBE SHE DIDN'T. WHAT IS SURE IS THAT SHE SAW NAKED PICS AT "SCHOOL", SO I'M SURE THESE KIDS ARE CURIOUS HOW SEX ORGANS WORK.

looking around

Speedy, your caps are on........

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2cents

Most likely were meant to be on Looking : 0

outin5

I was shown the same pictures in 6th grade as these kids. MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME NOT TO DO IT. IT IS THE PARENT'S FAULT. if they weren't teaching sex education in schools we would be fighting about them not doing it. so quit blaming it on the liberals. I am conservative and even I can see that. Is this cite full of ostriches??? DIG YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND!

SamAdams

Here's the REAL question: How in he11 does a 12 year-old know all about oral sex let alone coerce younger children into the act?

Yes, parents are a very real issue here, and it frankly wouldn't surprise me all that much (sad but true) if she'd witnessed her mother engaging in the same activity, and more than once. But Speedy also makes a valid point! I'm all for sex education, but some of the "lessons" I understand are now being taught to children as young as FIVE are inappropriate at BEST!

This is clearly a symptom of a larger "disease." That being said, should she get away with it? Oh, no, not even a little! The final insult will be if she gets away with a slap on the wrist because of her age. As far as I'm concerned, if you're old enough to commit the crime, you're old enough to be punished APPROPRIATELY for it!

Informed

What do you mean how does a 12-year-old know about oral sex? Why would a 12-year-old NOT have proper sex education?

Krissy3

A 12 year old is a 5th or 6th grader! Did you get sex Ed when you were in 5th or 6th grade? My son is in 4th grade and is worried about scooby doo and Pokemon, not oral sex. The parent(s) may not necessarily be to blame in the situation but obviously someone has modeled this kind of behavior to this child. Don't give me the music video and video game crap because no music video or video game I have ever seen has given a tutorial on how to perform oral sex.

Nemesis

With the right unlock codes, GTA does.

Informed

A 12-year-old is generally a 7th grader in junior high. I don't know where you get 5th grade from, unless the kids you know have been held back a year or two. Most 7th graders know about oral sex.

outin5

Exactly. My mother did not allow me to watch rated R movies unless SHE approved them. like I said parents need to monitor their children better and quit partying every night.(every night or not is irrelevant...put your kids first)

Mommy25

Maybe she watches music video's, the music awards or plays adult rated video games ..... maybe she has friends at school that tell her things, or watches TV in the evening .... maybe she has face book, or her own computer, lap top, I Pad, or cell phone with internet access, Maybe she has good parents and maybe she doesn't, maybe she is a victim herself and maybe she isn't ..... right now there are a LOT of maybe's

White Owl

My money is on the girl was abused herself, groomed and trained to perform this sex act. Anyone have 12 year daughters? Do you really believe young females enjoy this activity? It's clearly learned behavior and she is acting out.

Nemesis

Whether they enjoy it is irrelevant. They are engaging in it to gain popularity and peer approval.

Informed

You are forgetting the obvious. The girl may not have been sexually abused nor seen mom do things. She could have been normally curious because of raging hormones (most 12-year-old girls have hit puberty) but emotionally, socially, or developmentally immature for her age, and therefore didn't understand how to deal with these feelings/questions. It doesn't mean she's a pedophile. It means she needs counseling.

White Owl

You have to be male. Raging hormones do not drive females to want to perform oral sex. Again, most girls won't touch anything "icky" let alone put an object somebody urinated on in their mouth.

Informed

And you must be a prudish old female. Many teenage girls and women perform oral sex, and some actually enjoy it. Since when are private parts "icky"? Is that what you teach your child, that part of them is dirty and nasty?
This is a child, but most likely a pubescent child. Raging hormones and curiosity often result in experimentation. Again, if this girl is socially or emotionally immature, she may not understand why it was wrong to do this to young children or how to handle that curiosity or feelings.

White Owl

Hardly. I was speaking from the perspective of a 12 year old girl. And to young girls a penis is strange looking and it is used to urinate.

Again, this is abnormal behavior for a 12 year old girl and it was learned abnormal behavior. Go back to your pornography and keep dreaming.

Informed

I never said it was normal behavior. And you obviously don't know that some 12-year-old girls actually get pregnant, so obviously you don't know the perspective of all 12-year-old girls. Only your generalization.
I am sure she will undergo an evaluation to determine the dynamics behind this incident as well as the potential for her to do it again. But do not jump to conclusions. Not all kids that do this have been sexually abused or exposed to inappropriate sexual behavior. Some just have poor judgment.
I love all the know-it-alls on this board. Everyone thinks they are a psychologist.
Btw, I am female and do not watch or look at porn, thank you very much. So you are wrong on both accounts.

Krissy3

Coming from a "know it all" counselor who unfortunately deals with sexual abuse and trauma cases regularly, i can tell you that acts like touching, petting, etc. between children (under 13) of around the same age is considered normal sexual curiosity. A child who initiates an adult sexual act on children 5 years younger than her is not normal behavior and the 12 year old children who get pregnant are not being impregnated by 7 year olds. I hope you are right that this girl has not been sexually abused and is just "socially immature" but for someone who is so socially immature she seems to be very sexually mature.

Informed

And coming from another "know-it-all" counselor who has dealt with hundreds of sexual abuse cases, I can tell you that many children are evaluated everyday for inappropriate sex acts that are nothing more than curiosity and hormones combined with bad judgment. What you are peaking of is true for a 12-year-old in the normal range of maturity. A 12-year-old who is socially, mentally, or emotionally immature does not see himself/herself as any different than a young child, and can make bad mistakes with regard to sexuality.
Kids experiment, even ones that haven't been abused.

Nemesis

White Owl, you need to get out more. This behavior is far too common these days among girls of that age, although informed is also incorrect to say it's because of their hormones. It's because of their male peers' hormones and the desire to be accepted and popular.

White Owl

Please provide a citation to a peer reviewed journal article to support your statement that this behavior is common in 12 year old girls.

If it is "common" it is because as you point out older males with their raging hormones have instructed young girls and pressured young girls to engage in this aberrant behavior. That brings us back to my original premise that the young girl is likely a victim of child sexual abuse by an older male and has been groomed to engage in this behavior.

Also, is it appropriate for the SR to even allow comments on this article? At some level isn't this article and comments a form of child pornography? Doesn't the article and comments allow some to live vicariously and feed their fantasies?

Nemesis

"by age 12, 12 percent of students had already engaged in vaginal sex, 7.9 percent in oral sex, 6.5 percent in anal sex and 4 percent in all three types of intercourse." -Christine Markham, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral science, UT School of Public Health, April 2009 issue of The Journal of School Health

"Overall, 9% of youth had ever had sexual intercourse, and 8% had had oral sex. Three percent reported having had oral sex only, 4% intercourse only and 5% both." -Abstract, Sexual Intercourse and oral sex amongh public middle school students: prevalence and correlates, Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2010 Sep;42(3):197-205. doi: 10.1363/4219710

"So were other parents of girls at Williamsburg [Middle School,
Arlington, VA] who took similar calls that evening and showed up for a meeting in the school library a few nights later. The principal, Margaret McCourt-Dirner, told about 25 assembled parents that as many as a dozen girls and two or three boys had been engaging in oral sex through most of the school year. The teens, 13 and 14 years old, were getting together at parties in one another's homes and at local parks." Washington Post article 8 July 1999 - 14 YEARS AGO.

You need to step out of your sheltered perspective. Heck, it wasn't unheard of in my 7th grade class in the mid 70's in an upper middle class suburb.

I never said OLDER males. It's common between kids of the same age, and an increasing matter of concern. Kids are more aware, and they're experimenting. In every adolescent age group, the dynamic exists of girls effectively trading sex for popularity, approval, and acceptance.

Your final paragraph says a lot about you. Apparently, your response to bad news is to demand that we all stick our heads in the sand. How does that solve anything?

44846GWP

In my day it was more like 75% had engaged in oral sex. Things haven't changed that much I'm sure.

44846GWP

White Owl, you need to visit the real world and leave Polly Anna land.

outin5

I agree 100%

ColdAsIce

I bet she has been sexually abused at one point in her life.

Informed

Maybe, maybe not. Lots of kids experiment.

deertracker

I agree with Informed. We just don't know what we don't know. She could have been abused or exposed to certain things but we know for sure about the human body. When you get to a certain age your body changes and you need to be properly educated about it. She needs to learn what acceptable behavior for a young lady is and how to respect herself and her body. Sad part is she probably ignited some feelings in the young boys they are not ready to understand! The best way to try to avoid these types of behaviors is to educate your children about their bodies. We teach them about the possibility of molestation and what to do but that is usually all the education they get for a while. Boys and girls have certain feelings at certain ages and as parents we have to be ready to deal with it appropriately.

Simple Enough II

Maybe a good reminder for parents to chat with their children, you just never know when changes start to hit them, what thoughts, questions or urges they might have? Just my thoughts on this.

44846GWP

Kids expermenting at that age with each other is not uncommon. All you folks who are acting like you were pure as the driven snow at that age are fooling yourselves.

meowmix

I'm with WhiteOwl on this one-- 12 year-old girls are not interested in performing oral sex on 7-8 year-old boys EVER unless there is some type of underlying problem. Informed & Nemesis, you are both correct in your statements also regarding a 12 year-old girl feeling both pressured by males or her own curiosity (that though, not so much)-but this would involve activity with an older male, or at least one her own age. But, no way would a normal, healthy young pre-teen have a desire to do what she did.

White Owl

Thank you.

Nemesis

The fact remains that this sort of thing happens fairly often among kids this age, with those of their own age. 10-12 year old boys are very interested in sex, and 10-12 year old girls are very interested in acceptance and approval - do the math.

I never said there was anything healthy about it. There's DEFINITELY an underlying problem; it just isn't necessarily a problem involving an older male.

outin5

I agree with you..and White Owl...wish more thought like this as well....

rsgabby1

THE REASON IS THE 4 YEAR GAP

The Rudy

What concerns me most is what has happened in her life that made her want to do this.

outin5

it is just entirely too common for the children to be sexually active out there. I pulled my daughter out of a certain day care out there IMMEDIATELY because my friend's son came home saying a school age boy said "watch this" and grabbed a 4 year old girl and made her do something to his genitals. do you think the day care said ANYTHING to ANY parent about this??!!! NO! and they wonder why this stuff happens. we need to educate our children and teach them the right things to do otherwise Sandusky is going to continue to see an increase in sexual offenders. im sure we all know how many are out there...when I lived there years ago there were 118 in Sandusky alone...how many do you think there are now...pay attention to your kids...(see how many are offenders for messing with a minor...a minor! its disgusting!)