The little boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Somali migrant in Italy
The 20-year-old asylum seeker was accused of molesting the eight-year-old child in the courtyard of the boy’s home in Fiano Romano, a few kilometres from Rome, Italy.
Police said the little boy told them he was playing with a friend at about 6pm when the man approached them and touched him inappropriately.
The man ran off after the assault.
Both children then ran inside to see their mothers and told them what happened and the victim’s mother went straight to the police station.
Police sent out search parties across Fiano Romano and managed to find the Somali man later that evening based on the description the child provided.
They arrested him and locked him up in a jail in Rieti where he was charged with aggravated sexual assault.