Boy, 13, admits rape of toddler
A 13-year-old boy has admitted raping a three-year-old girl at a house in Lancashire.
The court heard the girl’s mother caught the teenager assaulting her daughter in Lytham St Annes in May.
Judge Jeff Brailsford said he hoped there "will be no lasting effect" on the victim and that she can "put it behind her and will forget".
The boy was given a 12-month referral order and put on the sex offenders register for two-and-a-half years.
The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, pleaded guilty to rape and sexual touching at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
‘Boy needs help’
The judge told him: "I know you accept that this was a dreadful assault you committed on this little girl.
"One can only hope there will be no lasting effect on her and that she can put it behind her and will forget.
"I accept you had a difficult chil
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