OTTAWA -- A 71-year-old visitor from India has been charged with sexual assault in Ottawa.

Local police say the alleged incident took place on Thursday in Kanata area.

They say a man inappropriately touched an employee at an unnamed store while shopping there.

Police were called and arrested the man at a neighbouring store.

Milkhi Mittal is charged with one count of sexual assault.

He is due to appear in court later today.