A St. Louis man was arrested in Beaufort County on Wednesday and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
James Patrick Collins, 19, is accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl on Aug. 17, according to Sgt. Robin McIntosh, spokeswoman of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
Following the incident, which was reported Aug. 20, Collins allegedly fled to his hometown, according to McIntosh. Authorities arrested him in St. Louis on Sept. 19 and extradited him back to Beaufort County, where he is being held in jail pending a bond hearing.