A Florida man appeared in court in New Haven, charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
Adalberto Diaz, 30, is accused of committing the crime more than a year ago, according to police.
"He was up here visiting family friends for about a month, and during that time frame committed the assault," said New Haven Police Detective Carlos Roman.
Roman, the detective investigating the case, tracked down Diaz in Kissimmee, Florida.
"Right away it flew a red flag for me because Kissimmee, Florida, my nephew is a detective in Kissimmee, Florida," said Roman.
So he enlisted his nephew, Detective Georgie Torres, to help with the case. From Roman's information in New Haven, Torres was given three potential addresses for Diaz in Kissimmee. When Torres found Diaz, he brought him in for voluntary questioning.
"I faxed him my notes, the forensic interview of the victim and my report. My nephew read it, found him, brought him in, did an interview and within an hour had a confession," said Roman.
Once Roman secured an arrest warrant for Diaz, he was taken into custody in Florida and eventually brought up to Connecticut to face a judge.
"We were in constant communication which made my job that much easier, and working with him, it was very exciting," said Roman.
Diaz is being held on $250,000 bond. He will be back in court on August 28.