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Man arrested after 4-year-old girl is found naked in apartment

Terence Giberson Police arrested a 52-year-old Redlands man for allegedly kidnapping and molesting a 4-year girl found naked in his apartment.

The girl was playing outside her family's apartment at the Los Arboles complex on the 900 block of Pine Avenue on Monday when she went missing sometime before 7:30 p.m., said Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker.

Her father went looking for his daughter and found her undressed, yelling and banging on a neighbor's window, Baker said. The father went inside the apartment, rescued her from a naked man inside and took her home calling police, authorities said.

When police arrived, a crowd of neighbors had gathered outside the suspect's apartment, where he had locked himself inside and refused to come out, Baker said.

After 30 minutes, officers arrested Terence Giberson on charges of child molestation and kidnapping. He was treated at Redlands Community Hospital for cuts on his arms from a possible suicide attempt, but the injuries were not life-threatening, Baker said.

Giberson, who police said has no prior criminal record, is being held at West Valley Detention Center on $500,000 bail.


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Photo: Terence Giberson. Credit: Redlands Police Department

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