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Boy, 11, sexually assaulted in front of family as he played on holiday


A young boy was allegedly sexually assaulted in front of his own family in a ‘holiday from hell’.

His alleged attacker is accused of assaulting the young boy in Tenerife before being chase out of the hotel by the victim’s “shocked” family, who are from Ireland.

The 11-year-old boy, who has autism, was playing with others at the hotel when the suspect put his hand down the boy’s trousers, reports claim.

The family are “appalled” by the incident which they reportedly saw unfold with their own eyes on September 18.

One relative chased the man, who was reportedly seen loitering around the hotel in Costa Adeje for a number of days, out of the hotel and it is understood the alleged assault was captured on CCTV.

DublinLive reports the Spanish police have arrested the man.

“The family are shocked and appalled at what has happened,” a source said.

“What was a lovely family holiday quickly turned into a holiday from hell.

“They are horrified the attack took place right in front of their eyes. One of the family members chased the man from the hotel.

“The last couple of days of their holiday was spent between the police station and the courthouse.

“They want to warn other families holidaying in Tenerife to keep an eye on their children at all times because this happened in the blink of an eye.

“The family would also like to thank the Spanish police for their guidance and help through the difficult process.

“The family has been told to keep their passports at the ready in case they need to fly back to Tenerife to give evidence.” 

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