Man arrested after three-year-old says she was kidnapped and touched

Posted at 9:40 PM, Aug 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was arrested after the mother of a three-year-old girl called the San Diego Police and said her daughter was kidnapped and inappropriately touched by her neighbor.

Police say the ordeal happened just before 10 a.m. Saturday, on Maple Street near Oak Park Elementary School.

Two uncles spoke with 10News off camera, saying they heard their cousin "making a fuss" about her window being broken into, the same bedroom where their niece was taking a nap.

"He snatched her from the window... Three minutes to ten minutes that she was in there," one uncle said.

When the girl was back home, the uncles said she seemed upset and reserved. Once she started talking, and the family had an idea of what may have happened, emotions boiled over.

"My cousin just went in for the shine like the first shot he made him bleed like I think he cracked his nose," he said his sister pulled them apart, and the man ran off.

Blood stains were visible on the concrete outside. 

"Something had to be wrong with him, for him to balls up and come through a window with like ten people in the house," he said. The family knew the neighbor was mentally ill but did not think to this extent.

The toddler and her parents then went to the hospital to get "a rape kit, just make sure everything’s fine, and we don’t exactly know what happened to her she saying that she was touched."

The incident happened right across the street from Oak Park Elementary School, where students will come back to class August 28th. 

The San Diego Police Sex Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.