Arrest in 2012 kidnap, rape of 6-year-old California girl

Authorities have arrested a man in connection to the 2012 kidnapping and rape of a 6-year-old girl in Southern California.

Santa Ana police say Francisco Lopez could face a dozen felony charges.

Investigators say Lopez forced the girl into his car and drove to a nearby parking lot, where he sexually assaulted her. They say he returned the girl to where he abducted her and let her go.

The Los Angeles Times reports officials will reveal more information about what led to Lopez's arrest at a news conference tomorrow.

He's being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 25.


Dawn Kamber