A 49-year-old Helena man is charged with having sexual contact with girl under the age of 12.

Rex Mervin Hudson faces a single felony count of sexual assault.

During a forensic interview, the alleged victim reportedly told authorities that Hudson touched her sexually and she “told the defendant to stop but he wouldn’t,” according to court documents.

Both the alleged victim and a witness are identified in charging documents using single letters. The witness reportedly described seeing Hudson touch the alleged victim inappropriately.

Hudson’s bond was set at $100,000.

Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin