The former Young and the Restless star was arrested in Canton, Georgia last month (Oct16) after the parents of his alleged victim, a girl under 10-years-old, reported the case to police in September (16).

He was charged and released on $22,000 (£17,680) bail.

Lieutenant Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reveals the alleged incidents took place between April and September (16).

The news of Sligh's arrest only emerged on Monday (14Nov16), but the 29-year-old has since blasted the accusations.

He tells, "I am innocent and fighting this until the end, and the truth will prevail."