12-year-old girl arrested in rape case

January 31, 2008 1:12:11 PM PST
Harrington police have charged a 12-year-old girl with raping two small children. Police told WBOC-TV the girl was charged Wednesday with second-degree-rape and four counts of unlawful sexual contact.

She allegedly performed sex acts on a five-year-old boy and six-year-old girl. The allegations are that she abused the children between June 1, 2007 and Jan. 18.

Both victims were described by police as acquaintances.

The girl has been released back into her mother's custody.