Cleveland Native Charged with Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Michigan Child

SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) - An Ohio man has been accused of kidnapping a sleeping 8-year-old girl from her home while her mother and mother's boyfriend were asleep and sexually assaulting the girl on the roof of a nearby building.

Timothy Jeffrey was charged Sunday with kidnapping and first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, as well as home invasion and resisting a police officer. The 38-year-old Cleveland resident faces up to life in prison if convicted as charged.

Police say Jeffrey, who told them he was in the Detroit area looking for work and is wanted on a burglary charge in Ohio, apparently chose his victim at random. He entered the girl's apartment through an unlocked door and carried her from the couch where she was sleeping, police said.

Jeffrey was being held in jail on a $5 million bond.