Two teens who made lewd comments to a 10-year-old girl as she walked home from the bus stop in her Richland neighborhood last week have been charged with harassment, said Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann.
The teens—both 17-year-old Pine-Richland High School students—will perform community service, the chief said. He did not release their names because they are juveniles.
Amann said the girl and a 9-year-old boy were walking together down Woodhill Drive in the Orchard Park neighborhood Thursday after getting off their school bus when they encountered the teens. The chief said the teens made the lewd remarks to the children before driving off.
Police identified the teens late Friday and interviewed them Monday morning with their parents, Amann said.
"They understand the severity of what they did," Amann said. "They cooperated with us."
The boys admitted their involvement in the incident, he said.
Asked if the boys explained why they made the comments, Amann responded, "They were just being stupid, so to speak."