Gardener arrested for kidnapping child

Fidel Gaytan, 40

A 40-year-old gardener was arrested after he grabbed a young
girl and attempted to molest her, according to a press release from
Morgan Hill police.
A 40-year-old gardener was arrested after he grabbed a young girl and attempted to molest her, according to a press release from Morgan Hill police.

Fidel Gaytan, was working in a yard on Pine Avenue June 28 when he saw a child and her friends playing hide-and-go-seek across the street. When he saw the girl standing alone near a mailbox, he approached her and said, “I can help you find your friends,” police said. He reached down and quickly grabbed the girl by hand and took her to a secluded area between two homes covered by shrubs, police said. He then reached down and pulled up her skirt. But the girl pushed his hands away and ran to report the incident to an adult who then called police.

Gaytan was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping to commit lewd and lascivious acts upon a child and is being held in county jail.

This is an ongoing investigation anyone with information regarding this incident, or similar incidents can contact Morgan Hill Police Department Detective Carson Thomas (408) 779.2101.

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