A Child Found - The World We Live In
May. 14th, 2009
08:47 pm - A Child Found
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) - A California carnival worker with a history as a sexual predator was arrested in the abduction of a 4-year-old girl who was snatched while playing in her neighborhood, police said Thursday.
The girl was found unharmed 24 hours after her abduction. Police found Christian Elijalee McMillan, 23, with Lesley Estefania Perez on Wednesday night at a rented farm in Mercedes, about 20 miles from her home, Hidalgo Police Chief Vernon Rosser said.
Rosser said McMillan had scouted Lesley's neighborhood for three days before taking her. The Monitor of McAllen reported the girl was playing baseball with her older sister and other kids Tuesday night when a man stepped out of a white pickup, hit her sister on the head and grabbed Lesley.
There was no immediate word on specifically what charges McMillan could face, or whether he had an attorney yet who could comment on his behalf.
The girl was taken to a hospital for examination and has been returned to her family. Rosser says there was no immediate sign that she'd been injured.
**Reported by Nancy Grace tonight, the real hero in finding this little girl was her big sister, and little Leslie has reportedly said that she wants to go back to school tomorrow! =)