SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — San Leandro police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl who was shopping with her family.
Police say Carlyle Villazon is accused of attacking the girl at a Walmart store in San Leandro around 7 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: Hiker Captures Moment She Thought She Might Die on Video, Before Search Crews Rescue Her
Police say the girl had left her mother’s side to look for her brother, returned crying and said a man had picked her up and touched her inappropriately.READ MORE: Barrage Of Bullets That Hit Stockton Homes Caught On Video
Villazon was arrested after the girl’s mother called for help and an 18-year-old man, Malcolm Mason of Oakland, chased the suspect and tackled him.
Villazon is being held on suspicion of lewd acts on a child, aggravated sexual assault on a child and false imprisonment. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Diver Recovers Lost Wedding Ring From American River, Reunites It With Heartbroken Husband
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