The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested an Opelousas man on a charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena says, "We received a complaint that a student confided in her teacher regarding Avery Payne, a friend of the family, touching her inappropriately. Our juvenile detectives immediately conducted an investigation. After speaking to Payne, he admitted to touching the juvenile on more than one occasion."

They've arrested 47-year-old Avery J. Payne of 333 West Church Street.

Vizena advises that if you suspect a juvenile is being abused in any way, you should contact your local law enforcement agency.