A GIRL aged 11 was raped in an abandoned windmill in a rural seaside town in an early morning sex attack.
The schoolgirl is understood to have been attacked in a disused stone building known as “the old windmill” on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.
An 18-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of rape and continues to be quizzed in custody.
Cops said the victim was with her 14-year-old friend when she met the male suspect, who was on a bicycle.
The three of them then walked down a track to the disused stone windmill where the offence is alleged to have occurred.
Emergency crews raced to the scene during the early hours of Saturday morning.
The girl is now being supported by specially-trained officers with forensic officers still combing for clues.
Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of Dorset Police, said: “As part of our ongoing investigation, I am keen to hear from anyone who saw two girls with a male cyclist in that area in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“We understand that this incident will have caused concern from the local community, but I would like to reassure members of the public that we are carrying out an extensive investigation in relation to this report.
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“The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers and residents may see increased police activity in the area as this matter is being investigated. Local officers can be approached by members of the public with any concerns.
“Finally, I would urge members of the public to refrain from speculation in relation to this incident, particularly on social media, as it could impact the ongoing investigation.”
The windmill is one of two Grade II listed structures in the area and is accessible by a footpath.