Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - Kershaw County deputies have arrested a man they say committed a lewd act on a little girl.

Officerscharged Ronald Linwood Christmas Jr. with criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree.

According to deputies, Christmas committed the acts against a 7 to 8 year old girl back in 2005-2007.

The girl had been a friend of a family member of Christmas. She told investigators she was hesitant to come forward untilMay of this year.

After interviewing her about her claims, investigators decided to bring charges against Christmas.