Oak Park man suspected of kidnapping, sexually abusing toddler

A 46-year-old man was arrested in the Oak Park community over the weekend on suspicion of multiple felonies, including kidnapping a 3-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her, San Diego police said Sunday.

Police were sent to a home on Maple Street to investigate the incident about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

The toddler’s father had confronted Francisco Diaz, whom the father suspected of kidnapping and abusing his daughter, and a fight erupted, police said.

Officers arrived minutes later and Diaz was arrested. He was booked into jail on suspicion of making criminal threats, kidnapping, committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14, committing sodomy on a child under the age of 14 and burglary, according to jail records.

San Diego police Lt. Jason Weeden said injuries to the child are “yet to be determined.”

According to state records, Diaz is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2007 of annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age.

There are no outstanding suspects in the case.

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