An Oak Park man, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested Sunday after allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a three-year-old neighbor, San Diego police said.
Francisco Diaz, 46, faces four felony counts including kidnapping, threat to cause death, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sodomy with a minor.
On Saturday morning, the parents of the three-year-old victim called police accusing Diaz of kidnapping their daughter.
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The alleged incidents happened on the 5200 block of Maple Street in Oak Park, and only steps away from Oak Park Elementary School.
Diaz lives two doors down from the alleged victim.
NBC 7 has learned Diaz not only has a criminal history dating back to 2000, but he’s also a registered sex offender and is listed on the Megan’s Law website.
Neighbors of Diaz voiced concern after learning someone living so close to an elementary school was also a registered sex offender, however, they opted not to give NBC 7 a statement for fear of retaliation.
Diaz will be arraigned next week.
The neighborhood is located north of State Route 94 and east of Interstate 805. There is also a playground and baseball field at the corner of Maple Street and 52nd Street.