it would seem that there may be evidence to suggest that this boy and/or his mother did in fact cheat.
Either way, it's not something that anyone on this forum can make a judgement about, because we have no access to the evidence (or lack thereof).
An interesting insight into the mother's outlook on parenthood is afforded by the comment that "if Xbox Live doesn't come through soon she's considering cancelling Julias' account, cutting off one of the autistic boy's only social outlets."
I think that you'll find that most 11 year olds are allowed by their parents to play 15 and 18 rated games (and watch such movies), or certainly that seems to be the case for my 10 year old brother's class at school.
I play an online golf game,reading the TOS you have to be 18+ to have an account,but I can see no reason why as it is not violent/sexual or any other content in need of censorship.The ingame censor is also so aggresive as to pruduce a string of **** inplace of normal english if two words produce a censored word such as "its hit the pin" would be i** *** the pin.
Regarding this story,the mother must now be thoroughly embarrased.To demand her son's account be returned to normal(on TV too)and the cheater tag removed when MS provided proof the account had been used with a cheat.Another question appears,why did MS not close the account completely when it was apparent that an 11yr old had been playing an 15+ game?