Boy accused of raping girl allowed a holiday
A 12-year-old boy accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl has been allowed to go on a family holiday instead of show up to his next court date.
The boy denied the allegations during his first appearance in Children's Court, accompanied by his parents and family, the Courier Mail reports.
The incidents are alleged to have occurred in a toilet block at a Northern Beaches school which cannot be named in order to protect the victim.
The boy has been charged with four counts of indecent assault, three while in company, and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under ten.
His lawyer, James Viney, told the court he was pleading not guilty to all counts.
Viney asked for the child's bail conditions to be altered to allow the boy to go interstate for a family holiday.
Magistrate Louise McMahon agreed and the boy will not have to appear the next time his case is before the court on November 24.