A 69-year-old Gheens man was arrested Thursday after inappropriately touching an underage girl, authorities said.

Ronnie Dominque, of North Dominque Drive, is charged with sexual battery, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives began investigating Dominque in late June after receiving allegations he had forcibly fondled a girl under the age of 13. The suspect admitted to the incident during questioning and was taken into custody, authorities said.

Dominque was transported to the Lafourche Parish jail, where he was released early this morning after posting a $50,000 bond.