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Arrest over schoolgirl sex assault
A 46-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with an indecent assault against a schoolgirl following an e-fit appeal by the St Helens Star.
The 14-year-old victim had been walking along Harrison Way in Newton-le-Willows when she was approached by a man asking for directions to Earlestown railway station.
As the girl approached an alley she was assaulted by a man who put his hand up her skirt and made inappropriate comments.
She was left very shaken and upset by the ordeal.
The 46-year-old was arrested earlier today (Wednesday, February 6) on suspicion of sexual touching.
He has been questioned by detectives and released on bail pending further enquiries.
The e-fit was published in last week's Star, online and widely circulated on our social media platforms.