Montreal police are investigating after an 11-year-old girl was assaulted in a home in the Saint-Laurent borough Sunday night.

A 41-year-old acquaintance who lives in the girl's Connaught Street home was arrested following the incident, according to police.

"The investigators...talked with the young child. She was transported to hospital where we do not fear for her life," said Montreal Police spokesperson Danny Richer.

Police say the girl suffered injuries to her eyes and neck.

Investigators met with the girl's parents following the incident.