By Lisa Pett
An Amherst man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.
Christian Greenup, 29, was arrested on a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13. According the criminal complaint, the girl told a detective and a social worker at her school she was sexually assaulted by Greenup.
In an interview the girl told the detective and social worker that “she tried to run away but [Greenup] held her down by pinning her arms above her head with his forearms,” the complaint said.
Greenup has denied any inappropriate behavior.
Charges of first-degree sexual assault of a child. could result 60 years in prison. Greenup is scheduled to appear in court for an initial appearance Aug. 10.