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Man arrested in assault of boy at park in Brooklyn Park

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Brooklyn Park police said Friday they’ve made an arrest in the sexual assault of a 6-year-old boy in a portable toilet in a local park.

According to officials, the boy’s family was having a gathering in Willowstone Park Wednesday when the child disappeared. A family member then saw the boy coming out of a port-a-potty followed by an unknown man. The child’s family later learned that he had been sexually assaulted inside the port-a-potty.

Police say they received a tip about a possible suspect and arrested a man who lives near the park on Friday. Authorities say the suspect was uncooperative and resisted arrest.

He’s being held in the Hennepin County Jail on possible charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and resisting arrest. Formal charges are expected next Tuesday.