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A teenager has reportedly been the victim of a serious sex attack in a Gillingham park.
The 19-year-old told police she was assaulted by a man in Prince Arthur Park, opposite MidKent College, on Tuesday.
She told officers she had walked to the park with her alleged attacker before they sat on a bench together.
The alleged offender is said to have then led her over to trees and carried out the assault, between 2pm and 4pm.
DS Paul Fewtrell, from Kent Police, said: "We are looking to build up a complete picture of what took place that afternoon.
"I would like to reassure residents that we believe this to be an isolated incident.
"However, any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove to be a valuable lead so I am asking anybody who witnessed the incident, saw anything suspicious or saw the pair sitting together prior to the alleged assault to come forward."
An 18-year-old man, from Sheerness, has been arrested in connection with the attack.
He has been released on police bail until May 8 pending further investigation.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to phone DS Fewtrell on 01474 366360, quoting crime reference XY/9204/14, or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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