- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - An Israeli man accused of picking up a 2-year-old girl in the Tempe home of a family he didn’t know has been sentenced to nine months in prison and lifetime probation.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Oren Cohen was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault on a minor, child abuse and second-degree burglary.

The 34-year-old Cohen was indicted last December on charges of kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault on a minor. He pleaded not guilty in January.

Cohen told Tempe police he was drinking at a friend’s place on Dec. 15 and accidentally went into the wrong apartment after going outside to smoke a cigarette.

The girl’s father woke up after hearing the child whimpering and found Cohen holding the pajama-wearing toddler in the home’s living room.


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