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13-year-old boy faces rape charges

A 13-year-old student at Harrison Middle School was arrested by Sunnyside police officers last Friday morning on charges of raping a girl about the same age of him.

According to police, the boy and girl were skipping school when the incident occurred. They were within the Sunnyside city limits at the time of the alleged crime.

The suspect has also been charged with assault, because the victim told police that he threatened to assault her if she didn't submit to him.

He was arrested by detectives and charged with second degree rape. He is currently at the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center.

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