An eight-year-old girl of a St Thomas address was allegedly abducted and raped by a lone man on Saturday.
According to reports, the child was walking to church with her cousin along a dirt road in the parish when they were pounced on by the attacker.
After ordering them into bushes, the man tied the hands of the family member and forced the eight-year-old to remove her clothes, and proceeded to perform lewd sexual acts.
A report was made to the police and she was examined by doctors.
The suspect was later apprehended and placed into custody.
The Morant Bay police are carrying out investigations.