A mother and her 11-year-old son have been arrested after police say the boy raped his sister and the mother failed to report it.
Maria Marquez, 40, is facing a charge of failing to report child abuse. Authorities say that on March 6, Marquez's 11-year-old son, along with his 7-year-old cousin, sexually assaulted Marquez's 6-year-old daughter.
The girl later told Department of Human Services that the boys “put their things in her and it hurt." She said she told her mother what happened, and her mother told her not to tell anyone.
An older sister told DHS workers that she learned about the incident the next day, and when she told her mother, the woman said she already knew about it. On Friday, the older sister brought the event to the attention to DHS, who contacted police.
DHS workers said that the 11-year-old boy and his 7-year-old cousin were each trying to blame the other one for raping the girl.
Marquez was taken to Oklahoma County Jail, while her son was taken to Berry House, a juvenile detention center.
The girl was taken to a hospital and was later placed in protective custody.