Arklow gardai investigate alleged sexual assault

Gardai in Arklow are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a minor.

The incident took place late on Tuesday night at a lane leading from the Vale road to the Coolgreaney road. The lane was condoned off during the night.

Gardai were initially called to the scene after the girl reported that she had been mugged by a group of teens.

However, specialist garda investigators were then called in to interview the girl after she told her mother she was the victim of a sexual assault.

It is understood that the girl and boy are known to each other and both are from the Arklow area. Gardai have arrested a 14-year-old boy as part of their investigations.

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