A man has been charged in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl on New Year's Eve.

The assault, which occurred in south Edmonton, was reported within 24 hours to an adult who then called police.

Tactical, canine and child protection sections of police, as well as patrol officers from across the city, helped find and arrest the 32-year-old man.

He has been charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference