A Moberly corrections officer was arrested Thursday in Camden County on a Randolph County warrant alleging he attempted to have sex with a young girl.

Online reports show the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Austin Daniel Sumpter, 22, for fourth-degree child molestation, a class E felony. Randolph County prosecutors charged Sumpter in September after he was accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl in January.

Patrol arrest reports show he was booked with a $10,000 bond at Camden County Jail, which directed booking inquiries to its public information office. A message left Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Sumpter is represented by Moberly attorney Daniel Rork, who did not immediately return a message left Tuesday at his office seeking comment.

Sumpter is employed with the Missouri Department of Corrections and last received a paycheck on Dec. 16, according to the Missouri Accountability Portal. The portal does not show which facility he worked at or how long he has been employed with the department.

The state employee telephone director gives Sumpter’s work number as that of the Moberly Correctional Center.

A call and an email to department spokesman Garry Brix on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

In a probable cause statement, Moberly detective Austin Snow wrote the girl’s father reported the abuse to authorities in February and thereafter she was interviewed by forensic investigators at the Rainbow House in Columbia.

The girl detailed three instances where Sumpter attempted to engage in sexual contact. In one instance, she yelled for a family member and he let her go and in another a family member intervened and Sumpter fled the room where he was with the girl. In the third instance, the girl said Sumpter grabbed her and attempted to kiss her several times.

Police interviewed another family member of the child, who said they were present with Sumpter during each alleged incident and denied Sumpter assaulted the girl.

An initial court appearance has not been set.