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Man held in kidnap, rape of 7-year-old autistic girl

August 22, 2009 |  5:13 pm

La-me-flores A Huntington Beach man was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a 7-year-old autistic girl and then sodomized and raped her, police said Saturday.

Daniel Blas Flores, 27, was arrested Wednesday at his apartment and booked for “several sexual assault related charges,” according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Flores’ apartment is near a Sycamore Boulevard complex where the girl was playing outside with friends, the release said. Flores allegedly kidnapped the girl and then took her back to his apartment where he committed the sexual assaults, police said.

Huntington Beach Lt. Mike Reynolds said Flores’ bail was set at $1 million.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

Photo: Daniel Blas Flores.  Credit: Huntington Beach Police Department