Man Pleads to Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Child From Boyle Heights Party

By City News Service

 A Los Angeles man who kidnapped a 3-year-old girl from a Boyle Heights party and sexually assaulted her was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in state prison.

Edward Lopez, 55, pleaded no contest to one count of kidnapping a child under 14 and two counts of forcible oral copulation of a child under 14.

The girl was reported missing from a party at about 11 p.m. Nov. 16. Los Angeles police officers found Lopez nude from the waist down in a locked shed with the child several hours later, according to Deputy District Attorney Lowrie Mendoza.

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March 13, 2014  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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