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Teen to get psychological evaluation in assault case

June 03, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

Disposition was delayed in Washington County juvenile court Wednesday for a 14-year-old boy who admitted to second-degree assault in connection with inappropriately touching his 7-year-old niece in December.

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, ordered that the boy undergo a psychosexual evaluation and a pre-disposition investigation prior to his June 30 disposition.

Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Steven Kessell said the girl told Hagerstown Police Department Detective Shane Blankenship that on Dec. 29 she was lying on the couch when her 13-year-old uncle pulled down her underwear and his pants and touched her with his penis. There was no penetration, and the girl immediately left the house, Kessell said.

When the boy was interviewed by the detective a couple of months later at his West Virginia home, he said he remembered pulling his niece's underwear to snap back, but blacked out afterward, Kessell said.

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