A man has been charged after a teenage boy was allegedly raped in a hotel used for refugees.

The Metropolitan Police are also investigating another sexual assault claim at the same Walthamstow hotel.

Police say it is alleged that one incident occurred on September 9.

One man was charged days after on September 11 with one count of sexually touching a child under 13, a spokesperson said.

He was bailed to appear at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on November 9.

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A report from The Guardian also revealed that a boy was allegedly raped on October 5.

A spokesperson said: “Officers attended and spoke to the victim, a boy in his teens and his family.

“Specialist support is being provided. A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

“He was bailed to return on a date in early January 2023.”

The site where the claims arose is run by Clearsprings Rady Homes, which has a 10-year Home Office contract for asylum seeker accommodation.

The hotel reportedly houses 150 children and 250 adults.

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has called on the Home Secretary to resign after the reports.

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She wrote on Twitter: “On Monday, Suella Braverman dismissed my concerns about safeguarding refugee children in a hotel. She showed she couldn’t care less.

“Now we know of at least two sexual assaults of children on her watch. She’s wholly unfit to be in office and must resign.”

The national Guardian reported Cllr Grace Williams, the leader of Waltham Forest Council, has also written to Braverman about her concerns.

She wrote: “We have continuously expressed our view that accommodating families with children in contingency hotels is detrimental to children’s wellbeing. It is now evident that it is a risk to their safety too.”

A Home Office spokesperson told The Guardian: “It would be inappropriate to comment on ongoing police investigation.

“We work around the clock with the police and local authorities to ensure the children in our care are safe.”