48. A witness under eighteen years of age who is arrested must be committed to the custody of the director of youth protection in the place of the arrest.
The director shall see to it that the witness is kept in custody in a facility referred to in article 7 until he is brought before a judge. Moreover, the director shall make every reasonable effort in the circumstances to notify the parents of the witness without delay of their child’s arrest, of the grounds for his arrest, of the place where he is being kept and of the appointed time and place of his appearance before a judge.
1987, c. 96, a. 48; 1992, c. 21, s. 363.