Child Molestation Arrest

By Kate Gaier
4:00 pm September 29, 2006

Investigators say the arrest came just hours before the suspect was set to flee.

Fifty-one-year-old Michael Valdez was taken into custody Thursday night, charged with molesting a female under the age of 10.

Investigators say he has a long rap sheet in Colorado and now he faces one in Georgia too.

Charges include aggravated sexual battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Investigators say the victim's mother called the authorities after noticing bruises on the child's body.