A Huntington man was allegedly inappropriate with an 8-year-old who was visiting the library with her mother on Sunday.
The Suffolk County Police Department said Christopher Elgut picked up the little girl, who was standing behind her mom at the Huntington Public Library counter, and put her down behind a column, then touched her inappropriately.
The girl screamed, police said, prompting Elgut to flee on foot.
Police broadcasted a description of the suspect after the 4:30 p.m. incident, and patrol officers from the 2nd Precinct located Elgut about 20 minutes later not far from the library.
Elgut, 28, was charged with first-degree sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of marijuana.
Attorney information for the suspect was not immediately available. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.