Judge decides fate of young boy charged with rape - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Judge decides fate of young boy charged with rape

Wednesday a judge decided the fate of young boy charged with raping a young girl.

The shocking case involved a 13-year-old boy accused of raping a 7-year-old girl.

Prosecutors said minutes into this Wednesday morning's hearing on the case at juvenile court that Benjamin Bean's attorney read a statement saying his client admitted to raping the girl.

The judge in the case ruled that Bean be locked up at the Shelby Training Facility for and indefinite amount of time.

Prosecutors said Bean and the victim did not know each other before the attack. They also described this latest juvenile court rape case as an example of a growing problem of rapes in the community involving children.

Court prosecutors say there could be a lot more juvenile rape cases than are being reported because often rape victims are too afraid or ashamed to report it.

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