A 15-year-old boy admitted Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court that he committed a third-degree sexual offense against a neighbor girl last April.
The teenager, who has been at the Shelter Care unit at the Finan Center in Cumberland, Md., since the incident, will be placed in a high security/mental health residential setting as soon as one is available.
In the meantime, Judge John H. McDowell ordered that he be returned to Cumberland.
Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said the April 22 incident came to light when the mother of the 12-year-old girl learned that the boy had gone into her bedroom.
Circincion said the boy cut the girl's hair and wrote "I hate you" on her neck with an ink pen. Later it was learned that he also had sexual contact with her.