CALDWELL - A Parma city councilman has been arrested on a charge of lewd conduct with a minor, stemming from allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, the Canyon County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday.

Myron Jenkins, 36, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Canyon County Jail.

The sheriff's office detectives began an investigation into Jenkins on Sunday after the allegations were reported to authorities.

Officials say the girl told investigators about "unwanted sexual touching" that occurred on two separate occasions earlier this year.

During an interview on Tuesday, officials say Jenkins admitted to touching the victim in a sexual manner two times in February. He also allegedly admitted to detectives that he asked the victim not to say anything about the incidents because he could go to jail.

Jenkins is charged with a felony count of lewd conduct with a minor under 16, and is being held on $50,000 bond.

He is due in court for a preliminary hearing on July 31.