Two 12-year-old Sydney boys have been charged after allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at a primary school in northern Sydney.
The Department of Education alerted police and the schoolboys were subsequently arrested at Chatswood Police Station on Tuesday, police said.
The incident is believed to have occurred at a primary school during school hours on Sydney's Northern Beaches last month.
One of the boys was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.
He was granted bail and is due to appear before the children's court on September 22.
Chatswood Police Station. Photo: Google Maps
The other boy was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.
He is due to appear at a children's court in October.
Parents and carers of students at the school are being notified of the incident.
NSW police are working closely with the Department of Education and Family and Community Services to ensure support is available at the school.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
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