An Idaho Falls man was arrested on a charge of sexual battery with a child under 16 early Wednesday morning.

Idaho Falls police said they began investigating Elton J. Barnell, 38, Tuesday evening after a tip that he inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl and took nude photographs of her.

Police said the incidents occurred periodically since the summer of 2012.

Barnell was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.