A YOUNG boy has been locked up for four years after being part of an horrendous sex attack on a girl.
The boy joined forces with a 15-year-old friend when they bound and gagged a girl and subjected her to a brutal knifepoint sex attack.
She was tied to a chair, had plastic bags placed over her head and was gagged with a scarf.
She was also forced to perform a sex act on one of the attackers.
Both Hartlepool 15-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to rape and false imprisonment.
The boy sentenced today was given four years’ detention in a young offenders’ institution.
The other youth will be sentenced at a later date after being mentally assessed.
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