A 10-year-old girl is facing rape charges from playing an alleged game of “doctor” with a group of children from her housing complex.
The girl, who is only identified as “Ashley,” was charged by police for aggravated sexual assault.
In April, Ashley was among a group of children who were playing doctor, KRIV-TV reports. A neighbor saw the children and called the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was also playing in the group.
Houston police say that Ashley was inappropriately touching the 4-year-old boy.
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“I’ve never dealt with a child this young being accused of a crime,” Quanell X, who is working with Ashley’s family, told KRIV. “In fact this was nothing more than inappropriate horseplay that has now led to a child that is 10-years-old being charged with aggravated rape.”