Children charged with rape.
THREE children under the age of 10 were charged with rape in Scotland Scotland, political division of Great Britain (1991 pop. 4,957,000), 30,414 sq mi (78,772 sq km), comprising the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and many surrounding islands. last year, new figures show.
They are among almost 3,000 primary school children accused of offences in the last 12 months.
It is the first time the figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, have been disclosed in full by all eight of Scotland's police forces.
The statistics show children as young as eight have been accused of crimes including rape, robbery robbery, in law, felonious taking of property from a person against his will by threatening or committing force or violence. The injury or threat may be directed against the person robbed, his property, or the person or property of his relative or of anyone in his , assault and fraud.
Among them was a nine-year-old boy accused of raping a three-year-old.
Peter Wilson, of the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland is the collective organisation of Chief Constables, Deputy Chief Constables and Assistant Chief Constables from the eight Police forces in Scotland. , said action was needed to deal with children who were "out of control".
He added: "More and more kids are getting involved in serious crimes."