PARKER COUNTY (KDAF) -- Parker County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 35-year-old Israel Andrade Saturday morning and charged him with burglary of a habitation, with the intent to commit indecency with a child, a first-degree felony.
Deputies say a woman called 911 to report her nine-year-old daughter was molested by a stranger who broke into their Springtown home. According to investigators, Andrade forced his way into the child's home, through a bedroom window. The child told deputies that Andrade groped her while she was sleeping. The child began to scream and the suspect fled.
Deputies say the child's parents tried to call police, but noticed their cell phones and their computer were missing. Investigators were able to track Andrade's footprints to a neighbor's house where the suspect had been visiting. Andrade was ultimately located about a mile from the victim's home. He was at a relative's home on the 100 block of Alta Vista Street. Deputies also found one of the stolen cell phones at that location.
Relatives told investigators the suspect just arrived from Mexico last month. According to investigators, a search of the home revealed two pairs of child's panties, wrapped inside a pair of the suspect's blue jeans. Deputies also found a pair of tennis shoes with soles that matched the footprints noted at the victim's house. The child's mother confirmed the under garments belonged to her daughter.