Boy, 16, to stand trial as an adult in rape, murder of 5-year-old girl

Boy, 16, to stand trial as an adult in rape, murder of 5-year-old girl »Play Video
Dustin Wallace, 16, sits in his video arraignment Monday.

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Police say that Dustin Michael Wallace, 16, raped and killed a 5-year-old Roseburg girl on the morning of Friday, July 9. Wallace was in court Monday via video for his arraignment.

A Douglas County judge arraigned Wallace on Murder, Rape and Sex Abuse charges.

Wallace was read his rights by Judge Bill Marshall and remanded to adult court, which means he will be tried as an adult. He faces life in prison on the Aggravated Murder charge.

Defense attorney Don Scales was appointed to represent Wallace in the case.

About 50 people were in the room when Wallace appeared on the screen, including the victim's mother and father.

Judge Randy Garrison will hear the case, starting with a hearing on July 19.

Police arrested Wallace Friday on charges of Aggravated Murder, First Degree Rape, First Degree Sexual Abuse and First Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration.

Police said they are not releasing the name of the victim due to the sexual nature of three of the charges against Wallace.

Wallace is not related to the victim but was staying at the home, police said. He was one of five people, including the victim at the home on West Elaine Avenue when officers and paramedics arrived at 4:48 a.m. Friday.

Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. She was declared dead at the scene.

Wallace was held at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center, but is now lodged in the Douglas County Jail.