A Gonzales man accused of sexual battery and oral sexual battery of a juvenile has surrendered to sheriff’s deputies, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

James Simon, 35, of 14207 Oak Meadow St., Gonzales, is accused of asking a 15-year-old to take a walk with him on March 12. Once they were in a shed near Simon’s home, he forced the juvenile to perform a sex act on him, Lt. Col Bobby Webre said in a news release. The juvenile was able to escape.