Molestation Suspect Arrested in South Valley

June 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Visalia police arrested a 74-year old man suspected of molesting a toddler.A mother called officers to her neighborhood near Garden and Noble Monday when her three-year old daughter went missing.

Officers found the girl with a neighbor, Joaquin Ruiz. When they talked to the girl, investigators discovered she had been sexually assaulted.

They arrested Ruiz and booked him into the Tulare County jail.