A Breaux Bridge man was bonded out of jail this afternoon following his arrest for alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old child.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Maj. Ginny Higgins reported 18-year-old Byron Shelby Jr. was arrested and charged with oral sexual battery following an investigation between the Sheriff's Office and the Lafayette Police Department.

The allegations stemmed from an incident that occurred in March.

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charge.

At the time of this release, his bond had been set at $5,000.