This is so disturbing. A 13-year-old boy is in serious trouble and his sister is traumatized after he sexually assaulted her because he wanted to try sex after watching an adult video on his XBox!
Via MailOnline reports:
A 13-year-old schoolboy raped his eight-year-old sister after watching adult content on an X-Box computer console, a court has heard.
The teenager told police he used the games console to view explicit material before he ‘decided to try it out’.
The boy said he targeted his younger sister because she was small and ‘couldn’t remember stuff’.
At Blackburn Magistrates Court yesterday the boy admitted rape, indecent assault and inciting his sister to perform a sexual act on him.
The youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been bailed out to live with relatives away from his sister while a pre-sentence report is being prepared.
Fiona Elvines, from the Rape Crisis Charity, said that children accessing adult films was a ‘growing concern’.
She said: ‘This is going to completely destabilize this little girl’s life.
‘It will take her a very long time to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.’
Ms Elvines told the Lancashire Telegraph ‘For a long time, people have been sitting on the fence and saying we do not have the evidence to say p0rn is harmful, but now we are starting to have some evidence around young people’s exposure.
‘How much evidence do you need? It shows that the government’s measures are extremely important and that we need to start acting.
‘When children see p0rn, they have no context for what it is used for. There is pressure on children to be sexualised, particularly on younger boys, to start having sex.
‘It is coming from peers and p-rn.’
The government has said that by the end of 2014 all devices with access to the internet will be blocked from accessing p*rn*gr*phy, with users forced to opt in.
The X-Box customer support website says explicit content and internet access can be restricted using parental controls.
Microsoft, the company which makes the console, said: ‘We have the greatest sympathy for all involved in this case.
‘At Microsoft we have some of the most robust systems that allow parents to control what their children play and watch online.
‘For example, access to the internet is switched off automatically for all child accounts on X-box, and we urge parents to review the settings on their children’s consoles.’
Our prayers are with this family… Parents, PLEASE be aware of what your children are watching. Many of these video games are not appropriate for children and we’re pretty sure this kid’s parents had no idea he could access adult films from his XBox console.