Cops: Teen sodomized with broomstick

December 8, 2008 3:56:45 PM PST
Authorities in New York City say a 16-year-old boy has been charged with sodomizing a 14-year-old boy with a broomstick.The Staten Island district attorney's office says it is not ruling out more arrests.

Authorities said 16-year-old Joseph Lavalle was arraigned Saturday on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse and assault. He was released on his own recognizance and is due for another court appearance next month.

Monday evening, the 14-year old victim is in Richmond University Medical Center. He is being treated for severe internal injuries including a perforated rectum .

Police say the incident occurred last week as the victim, the suspect and several other teens were hanging out together in the backyard of a Staten Island home.

The Richmond County District Attorney described the assault to Eyewitness News as an "intentional act".

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