(WJLA) -In a case that has shocked nearby residents, police in Prince William County have arrested a 12-year old boy and a 13-year old boy who are both accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year old girl.
Police say the girl told them it happened Wednesday morning in her backyard.
They say officers arrived at the girl's home around 9:30 that morning, and the 11-year old told them the two boys, both of whom she knew, had held her down and sexually assaulted her.
The two boys were arrested later that day. They've been charged with forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to defile.
ABC7 was told they are both being held in the county's juvenile detention center in Manassas awaiting their first court date.
Prince William County Police aren't giving out the exact location of the alleged sexual assault, but they say it's in a neighborhood not far from the 15100 block of Blackburn Road.
It's also not far from Rippon Middle School, a public school located on Blackburn on that exact block. Police refused to say if any of the children involved are students there.
Residents in that area say they're horrified, especially by the ages of the victim and suspects.
"It's scary, it's terrible," said nearby resident Amy Torrez. "They're just kids."