An 11-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old boy in Dorset.
The alleged attack happened outside in the village of Wool on May 14.
Dorset Police confirmed in a statement that an 11-year-old boy had been arrested.
The force said: “Dorset Police is currently investigating a report of a rape in Wool.
“It was reported that the incident occurred on Monday, May 14, at an outside location.
“The victim, a seven-year-old boy, is being supported by specially-trained officers.
“An 11-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of rape and has been released under investigation to allow officers to establish the full circumstances around the incident.”
The mother of the alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the Dorset Echo he was attacked while playing outside.
She said he returned home in a “subdued” state and has not been the same since.