Oregon boy, 12, accused of sex abuse

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A 12-year-old boy remains behind bars, accused of sex abuse.

The boy faces 3 counts of first degree sex abuse and 2 counts of sexual penetration.

A judge Wednesday ordered the boy held until a Nov. 7 court hearing.

Aric Fromdahl, director of the county juvenile department, declined to give any specifics about the case.

The charges accuse the boy of victimizing a younger girl and a younger boy, both known to the boy, the sheriff's office said.

The boy is too young to face mandatory minimum sentencing under Oregon's Measure 11.

KPIC and KVAL News have elected not to identify the accused boy due to his age and legal uncertainty about whether he will face juvenile charges or be tried as an adult.