MALTA — A Malta man is charged with a child sex crime after, police say, he inappropriately touched a young girl.
Kevin Allen Christiansen, 52, is charged with one count of felony lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16.
Christiansen was charged after a Cassia County deputy sat in on a Children at Risk Evaluation Services interview with the 11-year-old child and her mother May 22 in Twin Falls.
During the interview the girl told officials that she had gone into a bedroom at a Malta residence and Christiansen asked her to get into bed with him. The child said no and Christiansen asked her if it was because she didn’t love him, so the child got into bed with him.
The girl said the touching happened one time between January and May 2016.
A warrant was issued for Christiansen’s arrest.
Christiansen filed a waiver of time for his preliminary hearing and a motion to continue the preliminary hearing. A date has not been set.