A 9-year-old girl's parents say their daughter is living in fear after a stranger allegedly broke into their Springtown home and molested her while she was asleep.
Deputies have arrested 35-year-old Israel Andrade, who they say has been deported from the United States four times since 2003. He is being charged for burglary with the intent to commit another felony.
"I want him to face more punishment than I feel that he's getting," said the victim's mother, who did not want her name released to conceal her daughter's identity.
"She's good during the day. At night she's terrified," said the mother. "She wants to sleep with us. She's scared what could happen if he gets out [or] if someone could do it again."
Investigators were able to track down the suspect at a relative’s home about a mile away from the break-in just hours after the alleged incident. They say he has been staying there for a month after returning from Mexico.
The Parker County sheriff is angry about the situation and wants to see the federal government strengthen enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"There's just no answer to why that man was here," said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler. "He should not have been here."
Investigators say the suspect broke in through the back window and the girl woke up to a stranger in her home, touching her inappropriately. She was able to run toward her parents' room and scream for help. The suspect then climbed back out the window and took several small electronics and pieces of clothing belonging to the 9-year-old girl before leaving.
"We are not going to live in fear," said the girl's father. "We're not going to let our kids live in fear. We're not going to let it affect us anymore than it has."
The Parker County sheriff says the suspect could face five to 99 years in prison if convicted. Then he will most likely be deported back to Mexico.