A Basile man was booked into the St. Mary Parish jail this week on counts of molestation of a juvenile that detectives believe occurred three years ago, officials said.

Jerry Tucker, 53, was booked into the parish Law Enforcement Center on Monday after authorities in Basile arrested him, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said.

“During the course of the investigation, the detective ... learned that Tucker inappropriately touched a female victim on multiple occasions at a residence in Ricohoc,” a small community in St. Mary Parish, Landry said in a news release.

Landry said the victim was 11 at the time of the alleged offenses.