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12 November 2014, 13:11 | Updated: 12 November 2014, 13:15
A 22 year old man has been arrested after a nine year old girl was sexually assaulted in Southend.
Essex Police say the attack happened at around 5pm on Monday (10 November) off Scratton Road. The victim was found by a passer-by, who then called police.
The girl is being cared for by specially trained officers.
The man was detained in Harlow and has been taken to Southend Police Station for questioning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex police on 101