A Connecticut man is facing sexual assault charges, accused of licking a girl's face after she hit him with a ball.

Naugatuck police say 49-nine-year-old Richard Giattino chased down the 12-year-old girl, grabbed her and licked her face.

Police say Giattino told them he was in his yard when a group of children were playing with the ball last week. He was hit with the ball and he chased after the girl.

According to police, Giattino says he has back problems and got upset after he was hit with the ball.

Giattino is being arraigned Wednesday on charges of four-degree sexual assault and breach of peace.