Disgusting! I hope the kid serves hard time. And the cousin, too.
11 years old is young, but not too young to know that what he was doing was wrong.
Agreed. He won’t likely get “hard time”, but hopefully he can be put on a sex offender registry, and receive mandatory therapy. The 7-year-old will likely never be charged with a crime as he is too young to form requisite intent. (I am basing this on personal experience in a case I was involved with - mother of a victim/survivor)
It’s the mother I am even more disgusted with at this point... Who tells their daughter NOT to tell??? I mean, it may be difficult, but to tell her not to tell? What did she think would happen to her son if he didn’t get help? Did she think he’d somehow grow out of it??? I’m wondering at this point what other kind of abuse was perhaps going on. I’m guessing (from known statistics) that their father is either not in the home, or is estranged, etc...
What kind of hard time would be appropriate for kids their age?