Boy, 13, Charged With Assault for Allegedly Kissing Girl, 14, Against Her Will

The boy told investigators "someone had dared him to do it."

ByABC News
September 12, 2015, 5:33 PM

— -- A 13-year-old Maryland boy is accused of grabbing a 14-year-old girl and kissing her against her will, police said, and the boy claims the event stemmed from a dare.

The alleged assault was reported Wednesday morning at Pikesville Middle School in Pikesville, Maryland, the Baltimore County Police Department said.

The girl, an eighth grader, told police that the suspect, also an eighth grader, "grabbed her by her shirt near her stomach, pulled her toward him and 'open-mouth kissed her with his tongue,'" police said.

"This was determined to be against her will," the police said.

The boy told investigators "someone had dared him to do it," according to police.

The boy was charged with second-degree assault as a juvenile and released to his mother at the school, police said. He was not taken to the precinct, the police added.

The Baltimore County Police said it was unclear whether the boy had a lawyer.

Officials from Pikesville Middle School and Baltimore County Public Schools did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment. According to The Associated Press, Baltimore County schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson said the boy faces school disciplinary action for violating the code of conduct.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.