A Cavalier man has been charged with gross sexual imposition after being accused of inappropriately touching a young girl. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The mother of the 6-year-old girl reported to police on Nov. 28 that Reid Lavern Chrest had touched her daughter in her home earlier that day, according to an affidavit for Chrest's arrest. After Chrest left the home, the girl, referred to in court documents as Jane Doe, told her mother about the sexual contact. This prompted the mother to view home security camera footage, which had caught the incident on tape, court documents said. This footage was turned over to investigators.

Chrest is being held in Pembina County Jail with a $250,000 cash bail. He is expected to appear in Pembina County District Court on Jan. 6.

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