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Wednesday 3 September 2014

Boy (9) killed trying to stop teen raping sister (11)

Brian O'Reilly

Published 02/05/2014 | 19:20

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The scene of the crime

A 9-year-old boy was killed as he attempted to stop the rape of his 11-year-old sister.

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The young boy and his sister were playing in the back garden of their home in the US state of Virginia.

A teenage boy suddenly attacked the girl around 6.30pm.

During the ensuing struggle, the child was hit on the head with a brick.

Police were called after the little girl ran out on to the street bleeding and naked.

By the time paramedics arrived at the scene, the young boy had already died.

 “From what I understand, the sister was raped and (the brother) tried to save her,” the children’s aunt told local station WRIC-TV.

“And he was hit in the head with a brick and killed.”

The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

She initially gave officers a false description of the assailant – police believe she was threatened by the teen.

Police have arrested a teenage boy in relation to the incident – however no charges have yet been made.

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