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17-year-old accused of raping boy, 10, in Delray Beach

Posted at 1:02 PM, Aug 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 13:02:59-04

A 17-year-old is accused of raping a 10-year-old boy, according to a Boynton Beach Police report.

Police say the child’s mother confronted Courtney Bonner on July 18 about rumors Bonner had raped her son.

Bonner admitted to assaulting the boy in the boy’s Delray Beach home a week before, the report states.

Police spoke with the boy’s mother at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. A forensic exam of the boy by the Child Protection Team was positive for sexual abuse.

Bonner agreed to be interviewed by the Boynton Beach Police Department. Investigators say Bonner told them he sexually abused the 10-year-old.

Police arrested Bonner on July 20 as a juvenile. His case was re-processed and he was charged as an adult on Aug. 10.

Legally, the State Attorney’s Office has 21 days from the time of arrest to charge a suspect under 18-years-old as an adult in Florida.

A Palm Beach County Judge ordered Bonner to be held in jail without bond on Friday. Bonner is not allowed to have contact with the victim, witnesses or anyone under the age of 18.

Bonner is charged with sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12. He is to be evaluated by doctors for mental health and physical condition in the medical unit of the jail.