Man arrested over alleged sex assault on toddler

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a toddler last week.

Pennywell Gardens, where the alleged sexual assault took place. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Police launched a major investigation into reports that a three-year-old boy was touched inappropriately in a park in Pennywell Gardens, north Edinburgh, last Tuesday.

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The man was charged under Section 20 of the Sexual Offences Scotland Act 2009 today and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.