KITCHENER, Ont. - Police say they have arrested a man after the alleged sexual assault of an eight-year-old boy in Kitchener, Ont.

Waterloo regional police say they received a report of the alleged assault on Wednesday around 8 p.m.

They say the child was walking on the sidewalk when he was approached by a man and allegedly assaulted.

Police say a 31-year-old Kitchener man was arrested on Thursday.

He was expected to appear in court on Friday.

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