According to Barrington Police Chief John LaCross, the assaults took place more than a year ago in town. He said one of the boys — he was reportedly 12 years old at the time — forced his younger sister to perform oral sex on him. The chief said the investigation also revealed the brother ordered his sister to perform oral sex on one of his friends.
The girl reportedly told her parents about the incidents; the chief said the state Department of Children, Youth and Families also became involved in the investigation. A DCYF official notified the local police department.
In late November, police charged the two boys with first degree sexual assault. Their cases will be heard in Rhode Island Family Court.