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Published: Sunday, 3/18/2012

Boy, 14, charged in rape of woman, 90


LIMA — A 14-year-old boy charged with raping a 90-year-old woman last summer has been indicted by an Allen County grand jury.

Maurice McGill, 13 at the time of the alleged assault, is charged with one count each of rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and abduction, according to the Lima Police Department.

Police say the McGill youth, who will be tried in the Allen County Juvenile Court on Aug. 13, allegedly broke into the woman’s home in the 200 block of Haller Street and sexually assaulted the victim.

The boy has been in custody since Aug. 14 on an unrelated charge, police said.

State law requires that any youth who is at least 14 years old be tried as an adult; however, the Lima teen will be tried under the Serious Youthful Offender law, meaning, if convicted, he would end up in the Department of Youth Services. Youth who commit crimes or violate rules while in the juvenile corrections system could end up serving the duration of their sentence in an adult prison, according to state law.

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