Man faces charges of inappropriately touching girl, 8


Save Story
Leer en Español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 28-year-old man faces charges that he inappropriately touched an 8-year-old girl at a Long Island public library.

Suffolk County police say they arrested Christopher Elgut of Huntington on Sunday.

They say the incident allegedly occurred Sunday afternoon as the girl stood behind her mother at the front counter of the Huntington Public Library.

Police say Elgut allegedly picked up the girl and "inappropriately touched" her behind a column. They say the girl screamed and he fled.

He's charged with sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of marijuana.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast