A 32-year-old illegal alien broke into a home in New Jersey this week and sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl, police said.
The girl’s father found the stranger in bed with his daughter in the middle of the night, police said.
Edgar Mendoza, 32, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with breaking into the Trenton, NJ, house early Tuesday morning. Police said the child’s father noticed that an upstairs light that had been on was turned off and went to investigate.
The father then found Mendoza in his daughter’s room. Mendoza jumped out of the second-floor window and ran away, but was caught a short time later in the neighborhood.
Mendoza is also charged with aggravated sexual assault.
Records show that Mendoza is currently the subject of a detainer from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a prosecutor confirmed that Mendoza is in the U.S. illegally, NJ.comreported.