A man is charged following an assault on a girl, 10, in the downtown public library. (CBC)

 A 42-year-old Edmonton man is facing sexual assault charges in two separate cases involving young girls.

Police say a 10-year-old girl was assaulted in the children's section of the downtown Stanley Milner public library last month.

The man struck up a conversation with the girl late in the afternoon on Feb. 24, before assaulting her and fleeing on foot, police said. 

On Mar. 11th, a 13-year-old girl was groped as she walked on the Southgate LRT platform.

The accused was arrested the day next day and now faces six charges including sexual assault and sexual interference.