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My 10 year old grandson has touched his 5 year old sister inappropiately

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my 10 year old grandson has touched his 5 year old sister inappropiately . my daughter has phoned the police . they have given him a taped interview . he is staying here with me for now . does he need a solicitor ? will they lock him up ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Where has he touched her?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he put hie tinky into her bottom
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Sorry?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he has also asked her to suck his tinky and she did
he had anul sex with her
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Ok. If he had anal sex with her then they are likely to prosecute even given his age. He does need a solicitor. There is an outside chance they may refer this to social services instead of prosecuting but you can't rely on that.If he has already been interviewed and admitted the offence then it is game over though. He needed a solicitor before the interview. There is only so much that can be done now.If he is prosecuted for rape then that will lead to youth detention.Given his age it might be that social services intervention is thought adequate but they will be all over this case. Their view will be that he has been exposed to some form of inappropriate influence.Sorry but I can only give you truthful information.Can I clarify anthing for you?Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no thank you for your help . the police told her not to get a solicitor .
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, well they would, wouldn't they?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Never take legal advice from the police.