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Juvenile court

October 19, 2006

Teen boy admits to assaulting girl

A 13-year-old boy admitted Wednesday in Washington County juvenile court to second-degree assault for throwing soda on a girl in July.

Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III, sitting in juvenile court, delayed the youth's disposition and ordered the youth serve community detention pending his November disposition.

On July 27 at about 8:20 a.m., a 12-year-old girl walking in Ridge Avenue Park was approached by the boy who later "grabbed a soda and threw it at her," Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said.

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Cirincion said the boy has charges pending and she would work to consolidate his cases in preparation for his November disposition.

"There needs to be intervention really quickly in this family," Wright said. "There is a lack of respect and a lack of control."

A Washington County Public Schools representative said that the boy is fine if he takes his medication. The disorder for which it is prescribed was not disclosed. She said if he does not take his medicine, "he's a disaster" in class.

The boy's mother said she leaves for work at 5 a.m. and cannot wake him up to make him take his medicine at that time so it is up to the boy to take it.

Wright told the woman that she should make it a priority to make her son come first.

He warned the boy that if any problems occur between now and his disposition "that will authorize the (Department of Juvenile Services) to take you from your home."

Teen admits he hit woman with egg

A 15-year-old boy admitted Wednesday in Washington County juvenile court to second-degree assault for throwing an egg from a car that struck a woman's eye in July.

Disposition for the youth was delayed pending the outcome of a predisposition investigation and psychological evaluation of the youth.

On July 17, the boy was riding as a passenger in a car and threw an egg out the window. The egg struck a woman who was standing in a group in the eye, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion said.

She said that the woman had "swelling, redness and her vision was blurred" after the egg struck her.

The boy, she said, "admitted he threw the egg at the group, but said he wasn't intending to hit anyone in particular."

Cirincion said more than $500 is owed in restitution for medical bills.

Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III, sitting in juvenile court, told the boy to make his best efforts to get the restitution paid by his disposition. He ordered the boy to write a letter of apology to the woman.

- Pepper Ballard

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