A Charleston man is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl, police said.

Police on Tuesday arrested Nathaniel Damon Hamilton, 37, of Fortune Road in Charleston. He is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, police said.

The charge was in connection with an assault that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009, according to an arrest affidavit.

In the affidavit, a detective accused Hamilton of raping the then 8-year-old girl at a home on North Romney Street.

Hamilton is being held at the Charleston County jail.