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 the Baton Rouge Police Department, according to parish jail records.

According to the warrant, on Aug 14 Early put his hands in the pajama pants of the victim and touched her in a sexual manner without her consent.

After the alleged incident, Early told the victim’s mother that he was “sorry about what happened and that he didn’t want to go to jail,” the warrant states.