15-Year-Old Girl Charged in Gang-Rape of Stepsister, 7

NJ teen faces sex assault, prostitution charges
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2010 4:34 PM CDT
15-Year-Old Girl Charged in Gang-Rape of Stepsister, 7
Rowan Towers at 620 W. State St., Trenton, NJ, March 31, 2010. Police say a 15-year-old prostituted her 7-year-old sister during a party at an apartment in the building on Sunday.   (Rich Schultz)

A 15-year-old New Jersey girl is under arrest after allegedly taking her 7-year-old stepsister to an apartment where the younger child was gang-raped by as many as seven men as her sister not only watched but got paid by those who did it. "We're talking about a kid who told her sister to go into an apartment and let people rape her," said a police captain in Trenton, the state capital. "It's unfathomable."

The teen has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, promoting prostitution, and other crimes. Her name was not released because of her age, but the county prosecutor plans to ask the court to try her as an adult. She allegedly took the 7-year-old to a party Sunday and left her alone while she headed to a back bedroom to sell sex to several men. The older girl then handed her sister money and encouraged her to let the men touch her. "It went from touching to straight out assault and rape," said the captain. "They threatened to kill her if she screamed or told anyone." (More child abuse stories.)

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