Police arrested a 37-year-old Arizona man at a carnival in Butte for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman on Saturday night.
At about 9:30 p.m., officers received a call from a woman who said she had been inappropriately touched by Clifford Keams. The woman told police she became acquainted with Keams on the rides at the carnival in the Butte Plaza Mall parking lot and said he kissed her, touched her breasts and her genitals over her clothes after she told him not to.
The woman also told police Keams forced her to consume an alcoholic beverage. When he stepped away to use the restroom, the woman told officers she left the carnival and called 911. Her and her boyfriend returned to help police locate Keams, who reportedly denied the woman's claims and said he was “just showing her a fun time.”
Police arrested Keams for a sexual assault misdemeanor. He posted bond and was released from the county detention center Sunday morning.