Young man, 18, arrested for sexually abusing 4-year-old girl

Arrest (Photo: Politie). (Arrest (Photo: Politie))

An 18-year-old man from the Noord-Brabant town of Langenboom was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl from te same town, the police said in a statement. "What exactly happened, the police don't know yet. The sex crime department is investigating the case", the police said.

Several local residents told newspaper AD that the sexual assault happened at local football club SES Langenboom on Dennendijk. The girl was playing on the terrain of the club when the young man attacked her. 

Football players' parents caught the perpetrator in the act and called the police, SES chairman Wil Frenken said to the broadcaster. According to Frenken, the man is not a member of the football club.

Frenken is appalled by the news. "These are not things you want to experience as a club. Certainly not with all the news around #MeToo and Schaijk last week", he said to the broadcaster. The club is waiting for the police investigation before taking any steps. "We consider this to be an incident, but it is still unclear exactly what happened."

A former youth leader of football club DAW Schaijk was arrested last week for possessing and making child pornography. Young members of the football club was found in the pornographic material. The man recorded boys in the dressing room. The boys are between 12 and 13 years old, according to Omroep Brabant.