2 boys accused of raping 7-year-old girl

Posted at 11/09/12 5:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Two 12-year-old boys have been arrested in the town of Santiago, Ilocos Sur after both were accused of raping a 7-year-old girl.

The suspects told police they drank alcohol and then invited the girl to a creek, where the alleged rape happened.

They claimed they did not know what they were doing at the time of the incident because they were drunk.

Police are now mulling over the charges that can be filed against the minors, who are both out of school.

They have been turned over to the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Their parents, meanwhile, are undergoing family counseling.

The 7-year-old victim is also undergoing counseling. -- Report from Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News Northern Luzon