A Richland man is facing child abuse and child molestation charges after allegedly hitting and sexually assaulting two young girls. On Friday, 44-year old Thomas Brigance was arrested in Pulaski County. He is accused of hitting the girls, ages eight and 10, with an open fist. Then, Brigance allegedly sexually assaulted the girls. He is facing two counts of child abuse and two counts of child molestation. Prosecutors say this was discovered after a teacher made a hot line call in October. Brigance is free after posting a 250 thousand dollar bond.