Intensive Probation for Three Boys Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct
Three boys found guilty in the sexual assault of two younger boys last year were sentenced to intensive probation in juvenile court on Thursday.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the boys were 13, 12 and 11 at the time of the incidents, which was discovered following the fire of a vacant garage on South Wabash in June of 2018.
The victims, who are brothers, had told their mother about the sexual assaults and the fire, which was started by a burning mattress.
The older boys were convicted in August on multiple first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Two of them received three counts in the first degree, while the other received two counts.
The intensive probation involves an psychological evaluation, probation until 18, counseling, prescribed medication if any, and not allowed to be unsupervised with anyone under 17.
The mothers of the older boys will also undergo counseling. Two of the boys are brothers.