A baby abducted by her father in a violent Los Angeles confrontation was located unharmed in Bakersfield Saturday morning, authorities said.
Deputies had sought the public's help on Friday to find a 28-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped his 3-month-old daughter.
The man, Ellsworth Jerome Young, is accused by the baby's mother of punching and repeatedly sexually assaulting her before taking the baby.
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The incident was reported before noon Friday in the 800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard in Palmdale.
The suspect, punched his girlfriend, causing a black eye, authorities said. She ran into a check-cashing business to escape, leaving her 3-month-old in the car.
Young drove away with the child. He was arrested Saturday morning in Bakersfield at about 2:30 a.m.
The victim claimed the suspect had a black semi-auto pistol, and repeatedly forced her to commit sex acts as recently as Thursday, authorities said.