Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Kidnapping, Molesting 3-Year-Old Girl

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.

Related Story: Prosecutors Say Man Found Nude With Girl, 3, In Locked Shed

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