A 13-year-old boy has been charged with three counts of first-degree rape after deputies said he attacked a 7-year-old girl on a Chimacum school bus.
The Chimacum Middle School student is scheduled for his first court appearance at 9 a.m. July 15 in juvenile court at the Jefferson County Courthouse, at 1820 Jefferson St., in Port Townsend.
The Peninsula Daily News does not identify juveniles accused of crimes.
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas said the maximum sentence for the three counts is 108 weeks — or two years and a month — in a juvenile facility.
The judge has the discretion to reduce the sentence or impose other options such as therapy or non-jail rehabilitation.
No attorney had been appointed or hired for the juvenile as of Thursday.
“It’s important that he has an attorney to protect his rights,” Haas said.