A 31-year-old Ellicott City man was arrested Thursday and charged with sexually abusing his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter.
James Winstead Hunter was charged with one count of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of battery after the girlfriend's daughter told her mother, and later state police investigators, of a fondling incident recently at her Finksburg home.
The names of the girl and her mother are being withheld to protect the child's privacy.
Mr. Hunter was being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on $10,000 bail yesterday. A bail review hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.