A 14-year-old boy could face charges after he allegedly had sex with an 11-year-old girl in St Catherine.
According to reports, the girl visited the home of the 14-year-old teen to play with his little sister last Friday.
While there, the boy allegedly took her in his bedroom where he had sexual intercourse with her against her will.
Later that day, the girl was found at her home, and then rushed to hospital where she subsequently underwent surgery. It is reported that she was admitted in stable condition.
The incident happened last week Friday, and the investigation is ongoing and the individual has not been charged as yet. Hopefully, one (charge) will be made sometime this week. The case is being investigated by CISOCA.
Meanwhile, Michelle Thomas, attorney-at-law states that the accused, if charged, will have the 'young man's defence' at his disposal.
"Whenever a person is charged for rape, if it is that he is 23 years and younger, he has the opportunity to use the 'young man's defence' and consent will be an issue, because both of them can't give consent to the act," she said.
"He is 14 years old which means he is not able to give consent either because he is also a minor. He will not be given a custodial sentence, but rather, the children will be exposed to mediation or some intervention. It is clear that these are two non-consenting parties."