Padiham sex attack: Youth (14) charged



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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with a sex attack on an eight-year-old girl in Padiham.

The youth, from Padiham, was arrested yesterday and is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with section 39 common assault, child abduction, sexual assault on a girl under 13 and child abduction with the intent to commit a sexual offence.

Police launched an investigation after the girl, from the local area, reported she hd been sexually assaulted around noon on January 2nd.