In a shocking case being investigated by Essex Police, a young girl, believed to be under 10 years old, has been raped whilst she was asleep in her
family home. The child's mother and five other kids where in the house at the time, but failed to hear anything until it was too late.
Police said the inquiry would be slow because of the age of the victim
Police investigating the rape of a young girl in her own home are searching for DNA evidence.
Forensic officers have continued to comb the house in Basildon, Essex, after the girl, aged under 10 years, was attacked at night by an intruder.
The victim, whose exact age cannot be revealed, has given a detailed description of the rapist. On Saturday, police said CCTV footage of the town
centre and railway station was being studied. Five other children and the girl's mother, who were in the house at the time, are being interviewed.
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This is a sickening crime, which has horrified everyone I have spoken to. It is believed that the intruder, who was described as being 18-20 years
old, black, and wearing scrappy clothing, crept into the property unnoticed before the family went to bed.
He then proceeded to go upstairs and seriously rape this young girl, who is believed to be under 10 years old.
For this to happen to any person is sick to the extreme, but a small child, asleep in bed in the family home, it must be a nightmare come true, for
both the parents and the little girl.
One can only hope that she receives the care and love she so dearly needs, and pray that she will not be scared for life from this cowardly and
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