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Teenager raped two seven-year-old boys in Manchester

A teenager who raped two seven-year-old boys has been given a three-year community rehabilitation order.

The youth, 16, who cannot be named because of his age, admitted two counts of rape against the boys at Manchester Crown Court at an earlier hearing.

The boy, from Longsight in Manchester, was also given a six-month curfew.

"These are some of the most appalling and malevolent crimes I have had the misfortune to investigate," said Det Con Jordan McGowan after the hearing.

The teenager raped the boys by forcing them to perform a sex act on him last September, police said.

'Truly devastating'

Another teenager saw an offence being committed and challenged the youth.

The victim told him that the teenager had a bottle of cherry brandy and said they could have some if they did as he said, police said.

Det Con McGowan said: "Both victims were young, naive and clearly sexually inexperienced boys.

"They had no idea why they were being abused and will have to live with what has happened to them for the rest of their lives.

"We will continue to offer the families support as this whole experience has been truly devastating for them."

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