Man wanted for molesting girl last week is arrested

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SARASOTA - A man wanted for molesting a 10-year-old girl last week has been arrested.

Deputies located 28-year-old Eric Miranda-Lopez of Sarasota on Thursday.

The victim told detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit that Miranda-Lopez inappropriately touched her as she slept. The child told her mother and she confronted the suspect. He fled the home before deputies arrived.

Miranda-Lopez is charged with Lewd or Lascivious Molestation and is being held in the Sarasota County Jail without bond.