An 11-year-old asylum seeker raped his younger foster brother after being taken into care, a court has heard.
The boy, who is now 14, is on trial for attacking another boy, who is now seven, at the house they both lived in during the summer holidays.
Prosecutor Graham Smith told the court that the alleged attacker came to the UK from Albania in 2011 and was taken into care before being put up with foster carers.
Mr Smith outlined the case saying that the teenager had allegedly attacked his victim in a bedroom.
The foster family, who had cared for the boy for over two years before the alleged attack, contacted social services and police after the victim told his mother that ‘his bottom hurt’.
He also told police: ‘He did some bad stuff to me. He hurt me. He does it every day.’
Internal tests on the child revealed traces of semen and swabs showed the DNA of the defendant.
Mr Smith added: ‘The defendant’s DNA profile was found on these swabs. The Crown cannot say for certain the DNA came from semen but we can say semen was found in the anal canal and DNA was on the swabs.
‘It could have come from the defendant’s bodily fluids, such as saliva.
‘The Crown says that proves strong support for the theory the defendant spat on his finger and put it in his anus.’
The juvenile defendant was interviewed the next day but denied all the allegations and said only ‘no comment.’
The teenager denies the allegations and the trial continues.