A 12-year-old boy is officially known to be Britain’s youngest ever convicted rapist who abused his younger sister twice when he was just 11.
The boy, who has not been named for legal reasons, was caught after pictures of the two attacks on his sibling were found on his mobile phone.
He carried out the sex attacks on his nine-year-old his sister on two separate occasions at their home in Plymouth earlier this year, with the boy believed to have ejaculated on at least one occasion.
District Judge Diane Baker said the ejaculation was an aggravating factor and if he had been older he would have received a prison sentence.
The District Judge sentenced the boy to a 12-month intensive referral order which means he will work with experts to improve his behaviour.
Previously Britain’s youngest convicted rapist was a boy from Bolton, Greater Manchester, who attacked two girls a few months before he turned 12 in 2012.