A schoolboy who raped his five-year-old brother and four-year-old sister has been jailed for almost five years.
The 15-year-old boy whose name cannot be mentioned for legal implications pleaded guilty during trial at Liverpool Crown Court, though, he initially denied the offence.
Prosecutor Charlotte Kenny told the court:
“He protested his innocence. When they got home, he was seen to punch the wall in anger.”
The victims’ mother told the court how she feared her youngest children would now be tormented by the abuse in the future.
“She details how her family changed forever following that disclosure.”
Experts said the teen had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, “conduct disorder” and “substance abuse disorder”.
Judge Everett said it was “a very sad case” involving “dreadfully serious” offences.
“This was a terrible thing. Despite all your difficulties at 13 or 14, and no doubt all of the difficulties of growing up, in terms of hormones and sexual approach of a teenager, you would have known that what you did was wrong.”
“This is I suppose a real classic example of what sadly happens when one person within a family commits offences on other family members. It just tears the family apart.”
“One can only have huge sympathy for your mum. How does she deal with this?”
“It’s highly unlikely in truth that you will ever see your siblings again.”
The judge said an adult found guilty of the rapes would have been sentenced to at least 15 years in jail.
The boy sobbed as he was given four years and nine months behind bars and told to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.