A Greenwood man faces assault charges following reports he molested a 5-year-old boy during the weekend.
Keith Brown, 47, of 1149 Phoenix St., was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident.
Officers responded to East Alexander Avenue near Phoenix Street on Friday night. According to a Greenwood police report, several people pointed the suspect out to officers, and the victim's mother told police he had just assaulted her child. She said the victim and several children were in the backyard of a residence, when they told her the suspect inappropriately touched the boy.
Officers questioned the children, who said they were playing basketball when the man came into the yard and played with the kids momentarily, then grabbed the victim by the hips and began girating against him. The man let the boy go and began touching himself inappropriately, then attempted to continue touching the victim, according to the children. That is when the juveniles ran away and reported the incident to parents.