PD: Man breaks into Phoenix apartment, molests girl

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PHOENIX -- A 21-year-old man is accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl then trying to kidnap her Sunday morning.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Ricardo Torres Marquez removed the screen from an open window at an apartment near McDowell Road and 72nd Avenue then reached in to unlock the sliding glass door.

Marquez allegedly molested the girl then tried to carry her out the front door. Thompson said family members woke up and stopped him. They were able to detain him until officers arrived.

The victim had several siblings in the same room, but it is not believed they were molested by Marquez.

The family said they do not know him.

Marquez was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, kidnapping and burglary.