08.27.1311:30 AM ET

‘Playing Doctor’ Leads to Sexual-Assault Charge

Of 10-year-old girl against 4-year-old boy.

When a neighbor saw a little girl touching the privates of a 4-year-old boy back in April, she called the boy’s mother. Apparently, the children were with a group of kids “playing doctor” in a Houston apartment complex. But it went further. Police filed charges of aggravated sexual assault against the girl, who was 9 years old at the time, and she spent four nights locked up in a juvenile detention center. The girl was set to appear before a judge last week, but the date was moved to October, according to My Fox Houston. “In fact this was nothing more than inappropriate horseplay that has now [led] to a child that is 10 years old being charged with aggravated rape,” said local New Black Panther Party leader Quanell X.