The boys are accused of causing havoc in the home, near Rochester, but now the man who caught them could be in trouble.
A reports show that a 1997 order opening family court proceedings to the public is being disregarded around much of the city.
The two boys, both 10, were apparently horsing around when things turned rough. One allegedly threatened to get a knife and demanded the money.
The uproar comes as juvenile counselor Tony Simmons was expected to get probation, but no jail time at his sentencing in a rape case involving a 15-year-old girl.