Prosecutors plan to arraign a Saugus man accused of kidnapping a 3-year-old from her Newhall home on three charges, officials said Monday.
Ethan Odom, 37, of Santa Clarita, was arrested at gunpoint for allegedly kidnapping a 3-year-old girl from her house on the 24200 block of Arch Street in Newhall.
A felony complaint charges Odom with, first degree burglary with a person present, which is known as a “hot prowl,” kidnapping with a special allegation of a victim under the age of 14 and attempted kidnapping for a child under 14.
The criminal complaint also acknowledges a previous felony conviction for receiving stolen property.
Odom would face a maximum sentence of 13 years and four months in state prison if he’s convicted of all charges.
The case earned national attention because of the unusual nature of the allegations. Odom reportedly had no connection to the family of the victim.
Odom allegedly walked up to the window, called the girl over and then grabbed her and ran down the street, according to witness accounts.
The alleged abduction, which took place on Arch Street, near the intersection of 5th and Race streets, was reported at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Family members chased the suspect and were able to regain custody of the girl, as deputies worked to set up a containment of the area. The 3-year-old girl was not harmed.
KHTS AM-1220 will be talking about security concerns and keeping children safe from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday on a special program hosted by Alex Urbina, featuring Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Deputy Josh Dubin.