- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a man’s arrest (all times local):

11 a.m.

A 34-year-old man said to have been found holding 2-year-old girl in the Tempe apartment of a family he didn’t know told a judge he was drinking at a friend’s place and ended up entering “the wrong apartment” after going outside to smoke a cigarette.

Oren Cohen of Glendale said in court Friday he didn’t do anything wrong, initially thought the child was a “midget” and would never abuse a child.

Court Commissioner Jane McLaughlin said Cohen’s statements didn’t change her assessment that he’s a “grave risk” to the community. She ordered him jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond on suspicion of kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault.

Police say there’s no indication that girl was injured. Her father confronted Cohen, who was arrested by police called by the child’s mother.

Police say Cohen is an Israeli citizen legally in the United States.

9 a.m.

Tempe police say a Glendale man told investigators he was extremely intoxicated when he was found holding a 2-year-old girl in the apartment of a family he didn’t know.

According to police, 34-year-old Oren Cohen was arrested early Thursday morning after he ran out of the apartment when the girl’s father confronted Cohen after finding him holding the toddler.

Police say there’s no indication that girl was injured and that Cohen told police he was visiting and drinking with a friend who lives in the apartment complex.

Police also say Cohen is an Israeli citizen legally in the United States.

Cohen remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond on suspicion of kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault.

Online court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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