St. Mary Parish Sheriff's officials have arrested 31-year-old Kenneth Pauley of Berwick on a charge of sexual battery.

On February 5, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint about the possible molestation of a juvenile.

Investigators say they gathered evidence that Pauley touched a female teenager in a sexual manual.  The incident is said to have happened in Patterson.

Pauley went to talk to investigators at the Morgan City office about the allegations, and he was then arrested by deputies.