Police probe ‘sex attack’ on 14-year-old girl

Police are investigating the alleged sex attack. Picture: Julie Bull

Police are investigating the alleged sex attack. Picture: Julie Bull

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POLICE are investigating the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at her own home in Bonnyrigg.

The distressed teenager has been helping detectives since her ordeal on Sunday night.

A man was held by officers but later released.

A family friend was today quoted saying: “She is such a sweet girl, I can’t imagine what she has gone through.

“The whole family is shocked that such a thing could happen in the place where she should be able to feel safe.”

The girl is currently being cared for at the family home.

A police spokesman said: “Officers are investigating reports of a serious sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl at an address in Bonnyrigg on Sunday.

“A male was detained and released without charge. Inquiries are ongoing.”