A 16-year-old boy sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl who later died, attorneys for the defense and prosecution agree. A judge will decide whether Dustin Wallace, now 18, intended to kill Sahara Dwight in 2010. Wallace's father was dating Sahara's mother at the time.
According to officials in the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, the case involving the alleged rape and murder of 5-year-old Sahara Dwight of Roseburg, has not gone to a grand jury, so they don't know when they can expect an indictment.
A 16-year-old boy accused of murder told police he suffocated the 5-year-old victim and raped her after she stopped moving, according to court documents filed in the case. The boy won't face the death penalty because he is under 18.