An Oregon man allegedly assaulted an 8-year-old girl at Madison’s Central Library last month, Madison police said.
Alexander M. Cook, 18, is accused of approaching the 8-year-old while she was playing a game on a library computer and started making lewd comments, including “Oh, baby, you are so hot,” according to a release.
The 8-year-old said Cook touched her inappropriately on the outside of her clothing, police said.
Some of the child's family members were close by and intervened when they saw the interaction taking place, according to the release.
Cook later told a Madison police detective he had been using a library computer to look up pornography, specifically a “hook-up site.”
Cook was arrested on a tentative charge of first-degree sexual assault with a child under 13.