A schoolboy, 15, is accused of posing as a girl on Facebook to get hold of pictures of naked boys who he then assaulted.
The accused is said to have raped a seven-year-old boy and sexually abused another boy, 10, while on bail
According to a report in The Daily the youth, of Sunderland,Tyne and Wear, set up a fictional account on the social networking site and convinced his ‘friends’ he was a flirty 16-year-old female.
The profile was part of a plot to get hold of naked pictures of teenage boys.
While on bail for the scam the youth is alleged to have raped a seven-year-old boy and sexually abused another ten-year-old boy.
The youth was arrested after his friend told his parents what had been going on. When police searched his computer they found 20 naked photographs. They also found 46 illegal pornographic movies, which were not of his friends.
It was while on bail the teenager carried out sex attacks on the two youngsters. The youth has to register as a sex offender for ten years and abide by a sexual offences prevention order for the same period.