TARRANT COUNTY, TX (NBCDFW News 5) – Fort Worth police confirmed to NBC DFW the arrest of an undocumented immigrant for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl on Saturday.
Police arrested Edis Leonel Moya Alas. On Sunday morning, he was charged with aggravated kidnapping. On Sunday afternoon, police added the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. His bond is set for $100,000 on each charge.
Immigration Customs Enforcement also determined Alas is in the United States illegally. He remains booked in the Mansfield Law Enforcement Correction Center.
The victim’s parents reported her missing to police after waking up at 4:00 a.m. to find the girl gone from their Fort Worth home and the front door open.
A person helping search for the girl found later found the child screaming in the wooded area of Titus Paulsel Park. Police also took Alas into custody.
“We thank God for what happened,” said the victim’s. “You know, it was real hard, but then finally we go her back.”