Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Richland County deputies have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a girl.

Officerswere called toan apartment complex in the300 block of Percival Road in Columbia Wednesday night. Witneses at the scene had detained a man they say attacked the10 year old.

Officers say the girl was out trick or treating when she was approached by the suspect, who fondled her private parts, and was subsequently found on top of her with his pants below his knees.

According to deputies, 56 year old William Brown was caught by residents of the community and the girl's mother, when the victim yelled out for Brown to get off her. Those residents detained Brown until deputies arrived.

Brown was transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries he incurred in a minor scuffle with the residents, and was then transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention center.

Brown faces charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

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