Greenwood man accused of child molesting

Authorities in Johnson County arrested a Greenwood man for molesting a child.

Johnson County Sheriff Duane Burgess says that on Tuesday, Oct. 29, deputies arrested 51-year-old Richard M. Huffman at his home in the 4100 block of West Countyline Road.

Sheriff Burgess says that on the evening of Sept. 4th, 2019, a deputy responded to the home in reference to a request to speak to an officer. The request was made by the alleged victim’s mother. During the interview it became known that Huffman had been suspected of touching the woman’s eight-year-old daughter inappropriately.

During the course of a forensic interview with the victim, the little girl said that Huffman touched her inappropriately approximately four months prior to the time of the report.

Police say that Huffman, who is hearing impaired, refused to speak with investigators. He is facing one count of Child Molesting.

Huffman remains behind bars on $40,000 bond.