A mother turned her son over to the police after she saw his son doing a horrible thing.
A 14-year-old Soloman Pule from Baltimore, Maryland was allegedly caught in the act by his mother for sexually assulting her 8-year-old cousin.
The mother told police she was upstairs putting her 2-year-old down for a nap and told her son and 8-year-old niece to clean up the living room. She noticed it was too quiet and went back downstairs to check on them. Pule’s mother came downstairs to see the teen mounting his young cousin on a love seat. The little girl’s skirt was lifted, Pule’s pants were down, and a pair of scissors sat next to the two, according to the statement.
According to the victim, Pule threatened her with the scissors to keep her quiet.
“Solomon told me if I scream to tell you he was going to cut me,” the statement of probable cause reads. “He shoved his thing in me.”
The mother reported the case to Baltimore City Police, who arrested Solomon for rape. During interrogation, the boy admitted to raping his cousin. He has now been transported to the Baltimore City Detention Center. He is now being charged as an adult.
Under Maryland state law, a child between the ages of 14 and 18 can be tried as an adult under the condition that an adult who committed that same crime would be punished by death or life in prison.
Solomon has been charged with first and second-degree rape. Officials have confirmed that he will be charged as an adult, which means that he could be spending the rest of his life in prison.
Although it is still relatively uncommon for a young teen to be charged as an adult, those who are convicted as adults serve their time in adult prison; additionally, the crime becomes part of the teen’s public criminal record.