Lake County juvenile prosecutors have not yet decided on whether to file criminal charges against three teens accused of badly burning 9-year-old Joshua Judkins last month in Hammond.
A statement from the prosecutor's office last week that no charges would be filed against the boys, ages 15, 14, and 13, was incorrect, the result of "miscommunication" between staffers, said spokeswoman Diane Poulton.
Prosecutor's staff are waiting for a final report from the FBI on the June 8 incident before making a decision on charges, Poulton said.
Police in Hammond turned over their investigation to prosecutors nearly three weeks ago, and also forwarded a report to the FBI, which was to investigate allegations that Judkins, who is black, was the target of a "hate crime."
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