Redford teen arrested for sex assault of toddler at city park

A Redford teenager was arrested Thursday on accusations that he sexually assaulted a 3-year-old boy under bridge at a park.

Redford Township Police Captain Al DiPrima said a concerned citizen called 911 and reported seeing the sexual act take place in Lola Park, near 5 Mile and Telegraph Rd. in Redford.

According to DiPrima, officers who arrived at the park found the two under a bridge and also witnessed the assault. 

DiPrima said they arrested a 17-year-old who has "cognitive issues and mental impairments". 

Police said the 17-year-old and the little boy are not blood relatives but are known to each other in some way. DiPrima did not elaborate.

According to DiPrima, the teenager told others at the home that he was taking the child for a walk when he left the house.

Police returned the little boy to the house and he was physically unharmed.

The 17-year-old is in police custody and is expected to be arraigned Friday.