Police have charged a 10-year-old New Holland girl with the sexual assault last month of two 4-year-old girls. No one younger has ever been charged with a sexual offense in Lancaster County, according to officials.
New Holland Detective Jonathan Heisse on Wednesday charged the girl with two counts of aggravated indecent assault for an incident that allegedly happened July 13.
The 10-year-old girl was at Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center Wednesday. She will be tried on the charges in juvenile court and is not eligible for release until she faces them.
A suspect must be at least 10 years old to be charged with a crime, officials said.
The victims also live in New Holland Borough, according to Heisse. They were staying at the 10-year-old's home for a sleepover when the assaults allegedly occurred, the detective said.
The 10-year-old allegedly fondled the younger girls and one of them required medical attention, police said.
The mother of one of the victims called New Holland police soon after the alleged assaults — about 1:30 the next morning, according to investigators.