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Boy admits raping his teacher

Irish Independent

A BOY aged 12 raped his teacher and then stole her car and drove away, a British court heard yesterday.

The boy, now 13, admitted rape and theft when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court. However, no details of the incidents were outlined at the hearing.

He is understood to have carried out the attack after a one-to-one teaching session at a special needs centre in County Durham, in November last year.

The boy, from County Durham, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, then took the woman's car and drove off before abandoning it in Gateshead, on Tyneside.

The youth was remanded into local authority care.

The Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Peter Fox QC, told the boy: "You have pleaded guilty to a very serious matter and questions arise about what is going to be done about you."

The hearing was adjourned until March 11 for reports to be prepared.


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