A Hamilton man is facing charges after an 11-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assault on an east Hamilton trail earlier this week.

Police said the 21-year-old man was riding an e-bike on Oriole Trail, near Oriole Crescent,  Monday when he approached the girl and engaged her in a conversation before the alleged assault occurred.

The man was arrested on Thursday following an investigation and a bail hearing was scheduled for Friday.

Police have charged the man with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.