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Man who allegedly crept into girl's bed charged with sex offense

Oc An Orange County man was charged Friday with residential burglary with the intent to commit a sexual offense after he allegedly broke into a home and crawled into bed with a 10-year-old girl before fleeing, authorities said.

Cesar Sotelo, 22, allegedly made his way into the home of a former neighbor in the city of Stanton early Sunday morning, authorities said. Sotelo crawled in through a bedroom window while two children inside slept, authorities said, then got into the little girl's bed.

When the girl woke up, he allegedly offered her $25, wrapped his arms around her and began touching her leg over her clothing, authorities said.

The victim's brother bolted from the room to get their father.

The father entered the room and grabbed the man, but he broke away and jumped out the window and ran away, authorities said.

Sotelo was located two days later and arrested. He was charged with one felony count of first-degree residential burglary with the intent to commit a sexual offense, according to the Orange County District attorney's office. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

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Photo: Cesar Sotelo is charged with one felony count of first-degree residential burglary with the intent to commit a sexual offense. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department

 
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