Drunk man found holding Tempe couple's toddler changes plea to guilty

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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man accused of drunkenly breaking into an apartment and holding a 2-year-old girl last December changed his plea to guilty Tuesday.

Oren Aharon Cohen was found inside the apartment of a Tempe family when the parents awoke to their young daughter whimpering and crying. The father fought with Cohen until police arrived on the scene. A Taser was deployed and Cohen was taken into custody.

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Cohen claimed to have been blackout drunk and unaware of his actions, saying ,"I was drunk, I was at my friend's place. She's a neighbor. I didn't do anything. You've got to see with the DNA results and everything. I'm sorry for the family."

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On Jan. 3, Cohen pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault, and three misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure.

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Cohen changed his plea Tuesday to guilty on charges of second-degree burglary, aggravated assault on a minor, and child abuse.

Judge Greg Como is scheduled to sentence Cohen Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m.

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