Boy, 12, charged with incest

Jenna McMurray, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:41 PM ET

CALGARY -- Lethbridge, Alta., police have charged a 12-year-old boy with the alleged sexual assault of his younger sisters.

Last month, cops got information suggesting the boy was engaging in sexual activity with both his 10- and eight-year-old sisters.

Police say following their investigation, they believe the boy sexually assaulted both girls several times between May and July.

"Obviously we take this very seriously," Staff Sgt. Jamie Fisher said. "Any time we get allegations like these, it's a concern."

The boy, who cannot be identified, is charged with two counts each of incest, sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

He was released from custody with conditions, including that he not be in the presence of anyone under the age of 12 unless he's supervised by a responsible adult.

He must follow all house rules as set out by his parents.

The boy made his first appearance in youth court last week and the matter was adjourned until Aug. 27.

jenna.mcmurray@sunmedia.ca
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