15-Year-Old Arrested in Gaza Rape
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) _ A 15-year-old has been arrested in the rape and killing of a 9-year-old boy in a crime that has shocked Gaza, where assaults of this nature are extremely rare.
Palestinian police said the 9-year-old boy’s body was found Friday in an abandoned house. He had been sexually assaulted and his head crushed by a rock, they said.
Later Friday, Palestinian authorities arrested the 15-year-old suspect, who had been seen earlier in the victim’s company. He confessed under interrogation, officials said.
The 15-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was being held pending trial in a civilian court. If convicted, he would likely be sent to a special juvenile jail for a lengthy term, officials said.