AFRICANGLOBE – An 8-year-old boy gave his life defending his 12-year-old sister from a rapist Thursday.
According to The New York Daily News, the boy was playing with his sister near the railroad tracks in the backyard of their Virginia home at about 6:30 pm when a teenager came out of nowhere, attacked and attempted to rape the girl.
The young boy intervened but was hit in the head with a brick. He died at the scene.
Police were only called after the sister was seen running out of the woods naked.
She was taken to a hospital and treated for lacerations as well as bruises on her body and face.
The victim first lied to the police about what the attacker looked like because he told her he’d kill her if she gave him up. Initially, the girl told police he was a tall, white man with a scruffy beard.
Eventually, she told police that the assailant was actually a black, teenage male.
Police later tracked the teenager down and took him into custody.
The suspect’s charges have yet to be released.
By: Sean Levinson