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Teen Accused of Sexual Assaults


Allegations have surfaced surrounding a 13-year-old boy in Washington County.

Authorities believe he molested as many as 10 victims under the age of 10.

Friday Washington County Judge, Matthew Reue, released the boy from custody, and now the alleged victims' families are speaking out in disapproval of the judge's decision.

"It makes me feel disgusted, angry and sad," one mother, who requested to remain anonymous, said. "Sometimes I don't even know how to feel. Sometimes I don't know how to react."

What is a parents worst nightmare, has become a reality for this mother.

"My kids are usually rowdy, it was quiet I had a feeling something was going on," the mother said. "He had one of my children watching the door when he was doing this."

This woman, is only one of several parents coming forward saying their children were assaulted.
According to authorities, as many as 10 children between the ages of 5 and 9 have been sexually assaulted by a 13-year-old boy who was a friend and even a relative to some of the victims.

"It makes me feel terrible inside, terrible because they're my cousins that's what I hate right now," one father said.

Authorities say the assaults all took place at a mobile home park in Chappell Hill, where these parents and the suspect live.
The boy was cited after allegations surfaced in August and spent several weeks in a juvenile facility before appearing in court.

The boy has not been officially charged. On Friday Washington County Judge, Matthew Reue released the boy to an area ranch where he'll be under supervision for the remainder of the investigation.

Assistant County Attorney Scott Ballard had asked for the boy to remain in custody.

"I believe that the juvenile is a potential flight risk," Ballard said. "I also believe he could be, if released, a potential danger to the community."

The families involved just want to see justice done.

"He let him go," one mother said. "He could be a threat to my kids if they know he's out there."

Authorities say the boy could face multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault.
The county attorney's office will file the case and then decide whether to seek a grand jury indictment.


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