Rockland County Boys Arrested in Alleged Sex Crimes Against 2 Girls

They appeared in Rockland County Family Court Monday to face charges of felony sex crime, as well as second-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful imprisonment

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012  |  Updated 9:53 AM EDT
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Four teenage boys have been charged with sexually assaulting two young girls in the town of Ramapo.  Ida Siegal reports.

Four teenage boys have been charged with sexually assaulting two young girls in the town of Ramapo. Ida Siegal reports.

Four boys were arrested in Rockland County Saturday, accused of sexually assaulting two girls inside a Ramapo home last week, police said.

Three of the boys are 13 years old; the fourth is 12 years old, police said. They appeared in Rockland County Family Court Monday to face charges of felony sex crime, as well as second-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

The girls are 14 and 12 years old.

The Journal News reports the boys knew each other because they went to the same school. One of the victims was raped while the other suffered an attempted rape, according to information presented in court.

Detective Lt. Mark Emma told the Journal News that there would be "emotional issues for them for years to come."

The boys were not identified because they are juveniles. Police said they were not releasing details of the alleged sexual assault because they wanted to protect the victims' identities.

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