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8-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted: Calgary Teen, 16, Facing Sex Assault Charges

07/09/2013 03:29 EDT | Updated 09/08/2013 05:12 EDT
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CALGARY - Police have made an arrest in the alleged sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl in Calgary.

It's alleged to have happened last week while the girl and her 10-year-old friend were outside a home in the Silver Springs neighbourhood.

Police say a teen approached them on a bike and got the younger girl to go into some nearby bushes under the guise of playing a game.

He allegedly sexually assaulted the girl, but was interrupted by a neighbour and took off on his bike.

Police were able to make the arrest, thanks to tips from the public.

A 16-year-old teen is facing several charges including sexual assault and uttering threats.

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