WINNIPEG -- A 14-year-old boy accused of breaking into a home and raping a teenage girl later told police "he felt guilty and wanted to send (her) flowers," a judge heard Thursday.
"I didn't expect to (rape the victim)," the boy allegedly told police following his Feb. 9 arrest. "I just lost control."
Judge Sid Lerner denied the boy bail, ruling there were no conditions the court could impose to reduce his risk to the community and that his release would undermine the public's confidence in the justice system.
The boy is charged with break and enter, sex assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and uttering death threats. At the time of his arrest, he was already on bail for allegedly setting fire to a crack house and breaching a curfew order.
"This is a young man who has few limits on his conduct and significant limits on his ability to control himself," Lerner said. "The circumstances here are simply horrific."