Lawrence police arrested a 55-year-old Lawrence man Thursday afternoon after he was accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl earlier this year.
Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman, said officers were called about the incident Tuesday, and it was alleged that the man inappropriately touched the girl between April and June at a location in south central Lawrence. The suspect knew the victim, police said.
Police interviewed the man and arrested him Thursday evening on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child. Douglas County prosecutors Friday afternoon filed one count of indecent liberties with a child by lewd fondling or touching, according to court records.
He is expected to appear in court Friday afternoon. Sarna said the child did not have any physical injuries.
The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.