Published: May 20, 2014 3:08 PM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old William Alexander yesterday for allegedly molesting a victim under the age of 12.

The victim told her mother that Alexander had touched her inappropriately under her clothing, and that he told her not to tell anyone.

The victim was interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center, and detectives then met with Alexander. Based on both interviews deputies arrested him for lewd and lascivious molestation.