Man accused of trying to assault 11-year-old girl during break-in

Man accused of trying to assault 11-year-old girl during break-in


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>>>NOW TO THE ABSOLUTELY>>>NOW TO THE ABSOLUTELY
TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR A FAMILY TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR A FAMILY
IN SOUTHEAST HOUSTON WHEN POLICE IN SOUTHEAST HOUSTON WHEN POLICE
SAY A MAN BROKE INTO THEIR HOUSE SAY A MAN BROKE INTO THEIR HOUSE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND
TRIED TO ATTACK THEIR TRIED TO ATTACK THEIR
11-YEAR-OLD GIRL INSIDE. 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL INSIDE.
TODAY WE LEARNED MORE ABOUT WHAT TODAY WE LEARNED MORE ABOUT WHAT
HAPPENED. HAPPENED.
PHIL ARCHER JOINING US LIVE IN PHIL ARCHER JOINING US LIVE IN
SOUTHEAST HOUSTON WITH THE SOUTHEAST HOUSTON WITH THE
LATEST ON THIS. LATEST ON THIS.
PHIL? PHIL?
>>Reporter: YEAH.>>Reporter: YEAH.
TRY TO IMAGINE THAT SCENARIO. TRY TO IMAGINE THAT SCENARIO.
YOU’RE WAKENED BY SCREAMS IN THE YOU’RE WAKENED BY SCREAMS IN THE
NIGHT TO FIND A STRANGER NIGHT TO FIND A STRANGER
ATTACKING ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN. ATTACKING ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN.
SOMEONE WHO JUST BROKE INTO THE SOMEONE WHO JUST BROKE INTO THE
HOUSE. HOUSE.
IT IS THE STUFF OF TV DRAMAS. IT IS THE STUFF OF TV DRAMAS.
IT RARELY HAPPENS IN RILE LIFE. IT RARELY HAPPENS IN RILE LIFE.
BUT IT DID HAPPEN TO A FAMILY BUT IT DID HAPPEN TO A FAMILY
HERE IN SOUTHEAST HOUSTON HERE IN SOUTHEAST HOUSTON
EARLIER THIS WEEK. EARLIER THIS WEEK.
THE INTRUDER, ACCORDING TO THE INTRUDER, ACCORDING TO
POLICE, WAS 35-YEAR-OLD MARVIN POLICE, WAS 35-YEAR-OLD MARVIN
DIAZ. DIAZ.
JUST BEFORE DAWN MONDAY, HE JUST BEFORE DAWN MONDAY, HE
ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO A HOME IN ALLEGEDLY BROKE INTO A HOME IN
THE 5700 BLOCK OF LAUREL CREEK THE 5700 BLOCK OF LAUREL CREEK
WAY. WAY.
COMING IN THROUGH A SIDE WINDOW. COMING IN THROUGH A SIDE WINDOW.
HE FOUND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL HE FOUND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL
SLEEPING ON THE LIVING ROOM SLEEPING ON THE LIVING ROOM
COUCH AND ACCORDING TO COUCH AND ACCORDING TO
PROSECUTORS, GRABBED HER, PROSECUTORS, GRABBED HER,
CARRIED HER INTO A BEDROOM, AND CARRIED HER INTO A BEDROOM, AND
BEGAN TRYING TO PULL OFF HER BEGAN TRYING TO PULL OFF HER
CLOTHES. CLOTHES.
>>THROUGH HER OWN DEVICE, SHE>>THROUGH HER OWN DEVICE, SHE
WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND BEGAN WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND BEGAN
SCREAMING AND IT BROUGHT SCREAMING AND IT BROUGHT
THANKFULLY THE WHOLE FAMILY. THANKFULLY THE WHOLE FAMILY.
>>Reporter: HER FATHER AND>>Reporter: HER FATHER AND
14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER CONFRONTED 14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER CONFRONTED
HIM AND HELD HIM FOR POLICE. HIM AND HELD HIM FOR POLICE.
HER FATHER THREATENING HIM WITH HER FATHER THREATENING HIM WITH
A BASEBALL BAT UNTIL THEY A BASEBALL BAT UNTIL THEY
ARRIVED. ARRIVED.
DIAZ HAS A HISTORY OF PETTY DIAZ HAS A HISTORY OF PETTY
CRIMINAL OFFENSES, BUT NOTHING CRIMINAL OFFENSES, BUT NOTHING
TO SUGGEST HE MIGHT TARGET A TO SUGGEST HE MIGHT TARGET A
CHILD. CHILD.
AND MOST SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE AND MOST SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE
COMMITTED BY FRIENDS, RELATIVES COMMITTED BY FRIENDS, RELATIVES
OR ACQUAINTANCES OF THE VICTIM. OR ACQUAINTANCES OF THE VICTIM.
RARELY BY TOTAL STRANGERS. RARELY BY TOTAL STRANGERS.
>>WHEN YOU HAVE A TRUE STRANGER>>WHEN YOU HAVE A TRUE STRANGER
BREAKING INTO A HOME AND TRYING BREAKING INTO A HOME AND TRYING
TO ATTACK A LITTLE ONE, IT’S TO ATTACK A LITTLE ONE, IT’S
CAUSE FOR EVERY PARENT AND EVERY CAUSE FOR EVERY PARENT AND EVERY
CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY TO CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY TO
REALLY BE TERRIFIED. REALLY BE TERRIFIED.
>>Reporter: IN THIS CASE, THE>>Reporter: IN THIS CASE, THE
LITTLE GIRL WASN’T HURT. LITTLE GIRL WASN’T HURT.
HER PARENTS, WHO ASKED NOT TO BE HER PARENTS, WHO ASKED NOT TO BE
IDENTIFIED, TOLD US TODAY THAT IDENTIFIED, TOLD US TODAY THAT
SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING OKAY. SHE SEEMS TO BE DOING OKAY.
AS FOR DIAZ, HE’S BEING HELD ON AS FOR DIAZ, HE’S BEING HELD ON
$150,000 BOND. $150,000 BOND.
HE’S CHARGED WITH BURGLARY WITH HE’S CHARGED WITH BURGLARY WITH
INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY. INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY.
THAT ITSELF IS A FIRST DEGREE THAT ITSELF IS A FIRST DEGREE
FELONY AND CARRIES A PUNISHMENT FELONY AND CARRIES A PUNISHMENT
OF UP TO 99 YEARS IN PRISON. OF UP TO 99 YEARS IN PRISON.
AND THAT’S WHAT PROSECUTORS SAY AND THAT’S WHAT PROSECUTORS SAY
THEY’RE GOING TO ASK FOR WHEN THEY’RE GOING TO ASK FOR WHEN
THIS CASE GOES TO COURT. THIS CASE GOES TO COURT.
REPORTING LIVE IN SOUTHEAST

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