A man from Maine was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly molested two children at a petting zoo in Alabama.

In a news release posted on its Facebook page Sunday, the Florence, Alabama, Police Department said it arrested Daryl V. Raymond Jr., 48, of Stockholm, Maine, on Saturday morning. Stockholm is a town in Aroostook County.

Raymond allegedly abused two children at a traveling petting zoo in Florence and was charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 – a Class B felony.

Florence police were made aware of the incident during an investigation into an unrelated murder, the news release said.

Raymond, who is an employee of Jungle Safari, is being held the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

The operator of the petting zoo informed Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler that he will be moving the petting zoo out of Florence and to another location.

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