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* Vacaville Police Arrest Mohammad Kattan For Allegedly Molesting 6-Year Old

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A 20-year-old man was arrested in Vacaville Tuesday night for allegedly committing lewd acts with a six-year-old girl he pulled into an alley, according to Vacaville police.Mohammad Musallam Kattan was arrested after police responded at about 7:35 p.m. to a report of kidnapping and molestation of the girl, who was pulled into an alley at the rear of 901 Merchant Street, police said.Kattan allegedly held the victim, exposed his genitals, and began to masturbate, while also pulling down the bottom of the victim’s two-piece bathing suit with the intent to further abuse her, according to police.The girl called out to her nine-year-old friend, who was nearby, and asked her to come over to the alley, police said.The friend apparently realized something bad was happening and said she would be right over after picking up their jump ropes, but instead ran for help, according to police.Kattan allegedly made the victim touch his genitals and tried to hake her orally copulate him, police said.He allegedly released the victim before the friend returned with help, but the victim’s father called police with a description of the suspect, while the victim and her mother looked to see if he was still in the area, according to police.Vacaville police investigators responded to the area, and minutes later located and detained a man about a block away from the alley who fit the description given by the father, according to police Sgt. Charlie Spruill.The victim and her friend later identified the suspect as Kattan, who was taken into custody, police said. Detectives from the Police Department’s Family Investigative Response Services Team have taken over the investigation, and recovered evidence that indicate that Kattan was the suspect who committed the crimes, according to police.Kattan was arrested for performing lewd acts with a child, kidnapping and false imprisonment, and annoying and molesting a child, police said. The initial bail for Kattan was set at about $80,000, but Spruill said a judge approved today the increase of bail to $1 million, and ordered Kattan to surrender his passport.Investigators are looking into where Kattan is from, according to Spruill, who said someone who saw the arrest being made believed he is from Jordan.Anyone who believes they may have information about this case is asked to call Detective Shawn Windham at (707) 469-6630.The Vacaville Police Department is also asking parents to discuss safety with their children, and what a child could do to ask for help.

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