A Warwick teen who raped and abused his 7-year old niece has avoided jail time.
The now 17 year old pleading guilty in front a Warwick District Court yesterday to three counts of indecent treatment of a child under 12 and one count of digital rape.
The court heard that the boy had taken the girl into his room to kiss her and on the final occasion was caught in bed with her.
Judge Leanne Clare described the acts as despicable and if he was older he would have been sent to jail.
He was handed 2 ½ years’ probation and ordered to perform 80 hours community service.
No conviction was recorded.