Investigators in western Jamaica have taken a 14-year-old boy into custody for allegedly raping his eight-year-old stepsister.
Reports are that the teenager and the child share the same bedroom, and since last year, he has allegedly been having sexual intercourse with her.
A family member reportedly found out and the matter was reported to the police.
The teen was taken into custody after the child was medically examined.
The National Security Ministry said that there have been more than 400 reports of sexual offenses against children since the start of the year.