A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday and accused of indecent sexual behavior with a 16-year-old Baton Rouge girl, a Baton Rouge police spokesman said.

Dustin Fite, 25, was booked into Parish Prison on eight counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, said Sgt. Donald Stone, the police spokesman.

Fite, 3008 Tupelo St., Kenner, has been fired from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, the office said in a news release.

Fite had worked for the Sheriff’s Office for 13 months, the news release said.

Fite was booked into the St. John the Baptist Parish Correctional Center on Wednesday morning, the news release said.

Fite was released to the Police Department and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday afternoon, Stone said.

Fite had several sexual encounters with the girl, Stone said.

Fite’s first encounters with the girl began around March 8 and ended in June, Stone said.

Fite began text messaging the girl, and after about two weeks the messages became more sexual, Stone said.

The girl’s mother found text messages from Fite on her daughter’s phone, which she reported to police, Stone said.

The mother told police Fite and her daughter admitted to the encounters, Stone said.