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12-year-old Kansas boy held on rape charges

A 12-year-old northeast Kansas boy is being held on rape charges in Brown County, authorities say.

Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill said Friday the Hiawatha boy was charged in county District Court last week on two counts of rape and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Hiawatha is the county seat of Brown County, which has a population of about 10,000.

Hill told NBC News the crimes occurred in the last 60 days. He said the victim is a 5-year-old girl.

"At this time I have no further comment on the case," Hill told NBC News. He would not say where the boy was being held until his Oct. 9 hearing.

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