2 boys, 11, charged with Beaufort Co. assault

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Two boys from the Beaufort area are charged with assault and battery for assaulting an 11-year-old girl on a school bus.

A Beaufort County Sheriff's Department report says the the two Lady's Island Middle School students admitted to twice pinning down the girl and attempting to kiss and grope her in the back of the bus.

The report said the assaults occurred on successive days in mid- September, the second assault lasting about 30 minutes.

A school district spokesman said the bus driver didn't notice anything and no students reported a problem. The 11-year-old boys are awaiting a date in family court.

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