A South Florida man accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in New Haven is being held without bond in a Florida prison.
Police started investigating Adalberto Diaz, 30, on Feb. 20.
They said Diaz had been in Connecticut for about a month when the alleged sexual assault happened.
Because Diaz lives in South Florida, New Haven Police Detective Carlos Roman contacted the Kissimmee Police Department for help in finding Diaz and they found a possible address for him in Kissimmee, police said.
Roman’s nephew, Detective Georgie Torres, happened to be the Florida officer who questioned Diaz on July 5, according to New Haven police.
Roman obtained an arrest warrant for Diaz for two counts of first degree sexual assault.
Diaz was arrested on Aug. 2 and is being held in the Oscecola County jail with no bond as he awaits extradition to New Haven.
New Haven police will fly to Florida on Thursday to pick up Diaz.
Diaz is charged with first-degree sexual assault.