LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 55-year-old man who kidnapped a 3-year-old girl from a Boyle Heights party and sexually molested her was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in state prison.
Edward Lopez, of Los Angeles, pleaded no contest to one count of kidnapping a child under 14 and two counts of forcible oral copulation of a child under 14.
Prosecutors say the mother of the toddler noticed she had disappeared from a party in the 3200 block of Malabar Street around 11 p.m. Nov. 16.
Neighbors said the little girl was playing with other children at a baby shower when she was reported missing.
LAPD officers found Lopez nude from the waist down in a locked shed with the child several hours later, according to Robison.
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