Cristopher A. Key, 43, of Williamsburg Street, is accused of approaching the girl near the intersection of Highland Park Drive and Palmetto Lane about 10 p.m., according to a statement from the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Key then held the girl against her will and attempted to commit sexual battery, according to the statement. The girl managed to flee, and flagged down a passing public safety officer.
Officers found Key a short time later, and the victim identified him, according to an incident report.
Key was being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.