A registered sex offender allegedly kidnapped and assaulted his young neighbor, a three year-old girl, police said Sunday.
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Officers were called around 9:45 a.m. Saturday to the 5200 block of Maple Street, where the girl’s father confronted 46-year-old Francisco Diaz, accusing him of taking his daughter from her home, according to San Diego police Lt. Jason Weeden.
The location is directly across the street from Oak Park Elementary School.
A struggle ensued between Diaz and the father until police were able to arrive at the scene, Weeden said.
Diaz, a registered sex offender, appears on California’s Megan’s Law website.
He was arrested and taken to jail, where he was being held on suspicion of multiple felonies, including burglary, sodomy of a child younger than age 14, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child younger than age 14, criminal threats and kidnapping.
The San Diego Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit was investigating, Weeden said.
–City News Service
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