An illegal immigrant accused of abducting and molesting a 4-year-old girl at a northeast Harris County apartment complex is facing a kidnapping charge, authorities say.
Jorge Gonzales Hernandez, 23, is being held without bail in the Harris County Jail, sheriff’s Lt. John Legg said. Police are awaiting the results of medical exams to decide whether to charge him with sexual assault.
The child and her father had just returned home from the store around 7:30 p.m. when a man grabbed her after she got out of their vehicle, Legg said. Her father tried to chase the man but he lost sight of them as they ran through the complex in the 4300 block of Aldine Mail Road.
Several residents searched for the child after the father screamed for help, and she was found about 30 minutes later in a laundry room, Legg said. She said Hernandez, who was standing a few feet away, had attacked her.
Hernandez, who was intoxicated, denied touching the girl, Legg said. She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital to determine whether she was sexually assaulted