Three juveniles charged with rape of 9-year-old Herald Staff Report ROANOKE RAPIDS - Three juvenile boys have been served petitions for the first-degree rape of a 9-year-old girl. Deputy Chief J.K. Hinton of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department said the petitions were served to the juveniles, age 8, 9 and 11 Monday and stem from an incident that occurred in late July. In addition to the first-degree rape petitions, the boys were served petitions for first-degree kidnapping and communicating threats. The three boys will face hearings in juvenile court. Hinton declined to elaborate on the incident.