Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a carnival ride attendant from Wisconsin is in jail after a 12-year-old girl told authorities he fondled her at a fair in Dularge.
Cops say 24-year-old Edward Jackson was booked Saturday on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
The sheriff's office says the girl approached an off-duty deputy working a detail at the Knights of Columbus fair. She told the deputy Jackson allegedly fondled her buttocks after she exited a ride.
"The suspect was subsequently questioned by detectives and admitted to inappropriately touching the juvenile. He advised that he thought she was older than 12 years of age and thought his actions were acceptable," Captain Dawn Foret said in a news release.
Jackson is employed by the Calkins Midway Carnival group and travels around the country as a carnival ride attendant.