By: Dwayne Page - Partner Station WJLE
A 16 year old boy charged with raping two young children made a recent appearance in the DeKalb County Juvenile Courtroom.
The teen is accused of molesting a 5 year old child on May 19 and a 4 year old on July 19 in restroom facilities at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN during separate ATV racing events.
The boy is now in state custody based on separate offenses against him in Putnam County and is undergoing a mental evaluation. His next juvenile court hearing is October 25 at which time Judge Bratten Cook, II will learn the results of the mental evaluation and possibly whether the state will seek to have the boy tried as an adult.
The case was investigated by the Alexandria Police Department and DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.