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Man convicted of raping Oxnard toddler

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July 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who kidnapped a toddler from an Oxnard home, ran away and raped the child was convicted by a jury on Tuesday.The Ventura jury found Carlos Garcia Morales guilty of committing a lewd act upon a child with a special kidnapping charge. Also, he was convicted of child rape.

According to the prosecutor, Morales faces two consecutive 25 years to life prison sentences when he makes his next court appearance on Aug. 27.

Police say that Morales entered an Oxnard home through the front door in May 2009. He went to a bedroom where he saw the family lying on the floor. Morales then snatched up the child and ran off.

The prosecutor said the little girl was yelling "mommy" as Morales took her away.

AP contributed to this report.


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