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Juvenile court briefs

February 22, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

Teen boy admits to assaulting 15-year-old



A 17-year-old boy admitted Wednesday morning in Washington County juvenile court to second-degree assault.

On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, he assaulted a 15-year-old boy as the boy got off a school bus in Hagerstown, according to Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores.

The 17-year-old kicked the younger boy three times in the head and face, and punched him in the back and ribs, she said. The victim allegedly had a history of picking on the 17-year-old's younger brother, and so the attack appeared to be retaliatory, Flores said.

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, placed the boy, who is in anger management classes, on indefinite supervised probation. He also ordered the boy, who had no prior record, to have no contact with the victim or his family and to pay restitution for the victim's $148 medical bill.

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Teen ordered to serve probation in gas theft



A 16-year-old boy agreed Wednesday morning in Washington County juvenile court to enter an Alford plea to a misdemeanor theft charge.

Under an Alford plea, a respondent does not admit guilt but admits that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.

The boy drove away from a gas station without paying for $15 worth of gasoline on Dec. 19, 2006, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, ordered the boy, who had no prior record, to serve four months of supervised probation and to pay $15 in restitution to the gas station.




Boy admits to sexual offense against girl



A boy admitted Wednesday morning in Washington County juvenile court to a third-degree sex offense.

The boy attempted to sodomize an 8-year-old girl on two different occasions during the fall of 2006, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

The boy was 16 at the time of the incidents, Flores said.

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, placed the boy in detention pending a March 21 disposition, the juvenile equivalent of a sentencing. Beachley also ordered the boy to undergo a psychosexual evaluation.

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