Authorities believe the man accused of kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old Fresno girl would have done it again, because they believe he's done it before. Dinuba Police arrested Kalvin Cardenas back in May.More >>
A Fresno County couple finds a 10-year-old girl wandering in the street and calls the cops. A man kidnapped her from a Fresno neighborhood and raped her. The child is now safe with her parents at theMore >>
The search is on for a kidnapper in the Fresno area. A Fresno County couple found a 10-year-old girl wandering in the street in Fresno County, she had been kidnapped and raped.More >>
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -
The man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Fresno girl will make his first court appearance Monday afternoon.
Kalvin Cardenas, 23, is facing several charges, including rape, kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor.
Cardenas was arrested at his Clovis home following a standoff with police last Wednesday.
He's accused of abducting the ten-year-old while she was on her way to school in Fresno last Tuesday, then raping her and leaving her in a field near Kerman.
The girl was found walking down the road by good Samaritans, who then called her parents and got help.
So far, Fresno County Sheriff's detectives have recovered what they call pieces of evidence in the case, including Cardenas' truck, a blanket and the girl's bicycle. Detectives say they're still looking for the child's bicycle helmet and backpack.
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