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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008

    CA - Man allegedly assaults toddler kidnapped from car wash, Gardena, 2 Apr 2015


    Nearly three weeks after a 2-year-old girl was kidnapped from a carwash in Gardena, police on Wednesday that a Torrance man had been arrested in the crime, which authorities said included sexual assault.

    A booking photo of Michael David Ikeler, 36, from a previous arrest in Lake County in 2013.
    Michael David Ikeler, 36, was taken into custody a week after the April 2 kidnapping.

    The girl’s disappearance from a self-serve carwash at 14929 Western Ave. about 5 p.m. April 2. launched a massive search that police called an “unprecedented response.”

    Nearly 2 1/2 hours later, the toddler was found about 8 miles away in an empty, dark parking lot in Cudahy. She was hospitalized with unspecified injuries, police said at the time.

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  2. #2
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    Jun 2010
    I kept searching for this here but never found it.
    I was sure it was here and I was just missing it.
    I'm glad it's here now. I'm glad she was found alive.

  3. #3
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    May 2011
    Maui, HI
    Thank goodness he was arrested!!! Keep him locked up FOREVER. This case made my blood boil and my stomach turn, and my eyes wouldn't stop tearing up when I read about the baby's reaction to the male police officers, covering her eyes and only trusting the woman to help her. That poor, innocent girl and her family. And this man has done it before.

    "Over two years ago, on January 11, 2013, Ikeler was living in Lucerne and was booked into the Lake County Jail on three counts, including inflicting corporal injury on an intimate partner and a sexual incident involving a minor."

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