The incident happened Saturday morning after a man found his 3-year-old daughter standing in his living room partially undressed.
When he asked her why she was not in bed, she told him a man from next door had taken her out her bedroom window and touched her inappropriately.
Her father took her next door and told her to point out the man who had molested her. She pointed at their neighbor, 46-year-old Francisco Diaz, a man well-known to the family.
“I talked to him every day. I gave him money,” the girl’s father said. “Everyone in my family is comfortable with him. I can’t believe it.”
Understandably upset, the girl’s father started arguing with Diaz and the argument quickly turned physical. The two men were still fighting when police arrived and had to separate them.
Diaz was arrested and is being held without bail on charges of kidnapping, threat to cause death, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sodomy with a minor. It also turns out Diaz is a registered sex offender.
An interesting side note concerning Diaz’ mother: Police haven’t confirmed it, but she was the one who allegedly took the girl back home and put the little girl back in her bedroom through her window.