A mum has shared her anguish after a teenager arrested for raping her 10-year-old son is facing no further action.

The woman - whose identity is protected - is distraught that despite her son being awarded criminal compensation the teen has not been prosecuted.

She has since fled her home so her family no longer risk bumping into the teen.

Her son, now aged 12, was attacked in a house in Angus, Scotland, in November 2017.

It was witnessed by two other children and was believed to have been filmed on an iPad while an adult was downstairs, reports the Daily Record.

The attack was ­investigated by the police’s Child Protection Unit and officers later arrested and charged a local 13-year-old.

It was passed to the office of the Children’s Reporter, which chose to take no further action – to the astonishment of the victim’s mother.

The identity of the boy has not been revealed for legal reasons
The boy has been left 'deeply traumatised' (stock image)

Last week, the young victim, who is deeply traumatised by the attack, was awarded a ­significant five-figure sum by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

It will be paid into a savings account and he will be able to access it when he is 18.

But the heartbroken mum claimed that meaningful action has yet to be taken against the rapist and that he is still at large and attending high school.

She revealed her family has been forced to move away from the area and resettle in a new town, with her son enrolling in a new school.

She said: “The current state of play is that I have more questions now than I did when I first reported the incident. 

“When I reported it, I ­considered it to be very serious. However, due to the ages of the boys involved I knew they would probably get off lightly. I did not expect them to get off completely, as they all did.

“From the start I knew it was a premeditated assault. I knew that from speaking to my son and it’s fairly obvious when you read some of the evidence.

“Everyone else can see how wrong it all is so why was nothing done about it?  

“Why did social services and the police go all out to protect the perpetrators instead of trying to help us?”

Her son initially kept quiet about the attack because he didn’t want to get into trouble. But it came to light just before Christmas 2017, when it was discussed during a sleepover and reported.

One of the witnesses who allegedly filmed the rape attended the same primary school as the victim.

As a result, the victim couldn’t return to classes, while the rapist was welcomed back to his school “as if nothing had happened”, the mum said.

She frequently bumped into the boys in shops because bail-style conditions were never ordered.

A number of these meetings ended in confrontations that the police were called to deal with.

She had hoped the attack would result in a children’s hearing but was astonished to receive a letter from the ­Children’s Reporter in 2018 confirming otherwise.

It said: “The decision made by the Children’s Reporter is that the young person will engage with a relevant service in detailed work around the young person’s offending behaviour.

“As the young person and their family have agreed to this course of action, the matter will not be referred to a children’s hearing.

“The Children’s Reporter recognised the impact of this offence on you and has not treated it less seriously by not arranging a hearing.”

The victim’s mum has since lodged an official complaint with Police Scotland that has been referred to the Police ­Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) and Angus Council about how the case was investigated.

She says she will never stop fighting for justice for her son but admitted she “is not hopeful”.

Fighting back tears, she expressed grave concerns that the rapist is still at large in the community and added: “There are all these campaigns aimed at children to be brave and speak up if they believe they are being abused.

“Sadly, after seeing the way we were treated, one of my friends had said that if any of her kids, heaven forbid, were to tell her they’d been sexually assaulted, she wouldn’t know what to do, she wouldn’t want to report it. How bad is that? If I was sexually assaulted I certainly would not report it, absolutely no point.

“This is exactly why people take things into their own hands.”

An Angus Council spokesman said: “While we will not comment on individual matters, we can confirm that we received a complaint, made contact with the complainer and are ­continuing dialogue with them about their concerns.”

PIRC said it was “unable to comment on any application going through our complaint handling review process”.