When you read something like this, you just despair at what Roy Jenkins 'civilised society' has come to :
A neglected boy who raped his stepbrothers and sister repeatedly after he was exposed to hard core pornography, has been locked up indefinitely. The 14-year-old was also accused of having sex with two animals.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard he threatened his three younger siblings and warned them not to tell anyone after forcing them into a bedroom or bathroom to assault them at the family's homes in Dagenham and Beckton. The children have been left so traumatised they refuse to sleep in their own beds and they wrap themselves tightly in their duvets.
When the boy's mother was told, she disowned him and dumped all his belongings, the court heard. The court heard the boy, who lived with his mother and stepfather, was seen "without his shoes and without his coat wandering around in circles crying".
The children - aged between five and 10 - told police how they had been assaulted lots of times. The boy admitted nine charges of rape between 31 December 2004 - when he was aged 12 - and 9 January 2007. Charges of bestiality were not proceeded with.
Valerie Charbit, defending, told the court the boy was also a victim and had suffered abuse. He was put on the "at risk'"register, and was neglected at home, often being left alone for long periods of time, she said. She said: "He was the subject of domestic violence. He experienced serious and persistent violence in the family home and believed that he was partially responsible for the violence. "He also had access to pornographic videos at a young age."
The boy was detained for the public protection after the judge ruled there was a serious risk of him committing similar offences.
In totally unrelated news, in Radio Four's exciting and transgressive series "The Sex Lives Of Us", Kaye Wellings' program this morning featured a description of an encounter between two nine year old boys.