- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - A man has been charged with snatching a 3-year-old girl through the bedroom window of her Los Angeles County apartment.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ethan Odom pleaded not guilty Monday to kidnapping and burglary.

Prosecutors said in a statement that the girl’s older sister saw a man pull off a window screen at their Santa Clarita apartment on Friday and take the girl.

Prosecutors say the girl’s father and uncle called 911 and searched the neighborhood for her before finding her with Odom and taking her back. She was not injured.

Odom was arrested soon after.

Authorities said they later learned that he tried to coax a 9-year-old girl away from her mother earlier the same evening.

Odom pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping in that case.

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