Boys, 12, charged with rape of young girl at Sydney primary school.

Two 12-year-old boys have been charged over the alleged assault and rape of a girl under the age of 10 at a primary school on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Police said the primary school boys were arrested at Chatswood Police Station on Tuesday over the alleged incident last month.

“Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad were alerted by the Department of Education following incidents at a primary school,” a police statement said.

One boy has been charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10 and is expected to face court on September 22.

The other boy was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10 and will face court next month.

Both have been released on bail.

Detectives said parents of students at the primary school are in the process of being notified.

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