Man arrested over Southend sex attack
A man has been arrested in connection with a sex attack on a nine-year-old girl in Essex.
The girl was found by a passer-by in an alleyway off Scratton Road, Southend, on Monday evening.
A man, 22, was detained in Harlow and is being questioned in connection with the assault, an Essex Police spokesman said.
Detectives said the victim was being cared for by specially-trained officers.
"We are doing everything we can to look after her following this traumatic ordeal," a force spokesman said.