A man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl last month, according to an arrest warrant.

Lionel C. Early, 30, 4343 Denham St., Apt. 106, was booked Thursday with sexual battery by Baton Rouge police, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records.

According to the warrant, Early touched the victim inappropriately in her pelvic area on Aug. 14 and later apologized to the victim’s mother, saying he “didn’t want to go to jail.”