CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Falls Church Police Department arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church, Va. Friday night.
Police said the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. at 312 Park Avenue. An 8-year-old girl was physically and sexually abused by the same 14-year-old boy twice that night, police said.
An adult stopped the incident the first time and the teenager ran away, police said. The girl screamed for help the second time and the adult came and called the police.
The assault happened at a community event in the park, according to authorities.
The 14-year-old is being held in a juvenile detention facility, police said.