Update: 1200 03/03/09 - Police say Yreka kidnap suspect sexually assaulted 3-year-old girl.
The Hornbrook man accused of abducting a three-year-old Yreka girl from her home early Monday is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.
Police said today Kody Lee Kaplon, 22, faces charges including felony false imprisonment, child stealing, burglary, kidnapping, felony willful cruelty to a child, attempted murder and sexual intercourse with a child under 10.
Update: 0900 03/03/09 - Father claims he is being treated as a criminal, Child is with a undisclosed secret rape crisis center....?
YREKA, Ca. -- The father of a kidnapped toddler who was found Monday afternoon says police won't let him see his daughter.
Three-year-old Francis Ann Collins was taken from her home around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning. After a multi-state Ambert Alert was issued, the California Highway Patrol(?) found her at 3:15 p.m., unclothed, walking on a road northwest of Yreka. She was immediately taken to the hospital to be examined.
Ryan Collins, Francis' father, says police are not letting him or his wife see Francis. They also say she is no longer in the hospital, but getting treatment for sexual assault. Police have not verified or denied these claims.
Meanwhile, police have 22- year-old Kody Lee Kaplon in custody as a suspect in the abduction. Police located his car and arrested him without the girl around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Kaplon is believed to have been drinking before the abduction. The girl's parents say they knew Kaplon through a roomate living in their house. Kaplon is also a father himself.
Police are not saying exactly where they located Kaplon or Francis.
Ryan Collins says Monday morning, he awoke to the sound of Francis screaming. He thought she was having a bad dream, but when he went to her bed, she was gone. When he heard a car start up, he ran outside and says he saw Kaplon driving away with his daughter in the back seat.
CHP, the Siskiyou County Sheriffs Office, and the FBI all assisted Yreka Police in the search.
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Update: 0900 03/03/09 - Amber Alert brings Yreka 3-year-old home
Man who allegedly took her ends up calling police after hearing about alert
It began around 4:30 a.m. Monday when Kaplon allegedly broke into the Collins' apartment, where he attended a social gathering the night before, and made off with the 30-pound girl dressed in a tie-dye shirt, police said.
It ended when Kaplon made the Amber Alert call that led to his capture, Yreka police Lt. Dave Gamache said.
Kaplon, 22, of Hornbrook, noticed around 2 p.m. that police had issued an Amber Alert for the girl and listed him as a suspect, Gamache said.
Kaplon then telephoned the alert hotline, eventually speaking with police, Gamache said.
He was still on the telephone with authorities when police surrounded the Hornbrook house with Kaplon inside. Kaplon stepped outside and was taken into custody, Gamache said.
Investigators then learned that Kaplon may have been in the Hawkinsville area, a remote area 15 miles northwest of Yreka, police said.
Local citizens in the area discovered a nude and dirty Collins about 3 p.m. walking down a dirt roadway, Gamache said. They began driving her down from the forest, crossing paths with a California Highway Patrol officer who then took Collins to Yreka, police said.
Collins was taken to the Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka, where she was treated for what police late Monday called minor injuries.
In the same forest area where Collins was found, investigators later discovered the green 1992 Pontiac Grand Am listed in the Amber Alert as the possible getaway car, police said. The car was being processed Monday night as a crime scene, police said.
Gamache declined to say whether Kaplon cooperated with authorities before the girl's discovery.
No further details were available Monday night.
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Note: Yreka Police Department was made aware of the following::
Kody Kaplon aka 'cocksucker' according to his inactive MySpace profile;
Active MySpace profile;
Originally Posted by Grande at Help find the missing
Here for: Friends
Body type: Average
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Smoke / Drink: Yes / Yes
Children: I don't want kids
Education: High school
Occupation: taco bell
KAPLON, KODY LEE, Booking Date, 3/02/2009, Booking Number, 0900030971, DOB, 04/07/1986, Housing Unit, 1.
UPDATED: Apparently suspect attended a party at the victims home(Apt.) the night before. Suspect was previously unknown to parents.
Yreka Police Lt. Dave Gamache said Frances Ann Collins' parents met 22-year-old Kody Lee Kaplon during a party at their house Sunday night. The girl's father, Ryan Collins, was awakened around 4:30 a.m. by her screams and apparently saw Kaplon drive off with her.
UPDATED: Area: STATEWIDE: 2:54 PM Amber Alert suspect found; Victim - Francis Ann Collins whereabouts unclear
The man accused of abducting a 3-year-old Yreka girl has been taken into custody, but the whereabouts of the girl are unclear.
Kody Lee Kaplon has been previously charged in Siskiyou County for petty theft, driving without a valid license, drunken driving and driving on a suspended license, electronic superior court records show.
Authorities are still searching for the car, Landrum said.
Landrum declined to say whether the girl had been found, and he referred questions about the girl to Yreka police.
Yreka police didn’t immediately return messages left at their office.
Last seen: Miner Street, Yreka
Victim: Francis Ann Collins - WFJ 3' 30lbs Brown/Brown
Vehicle: License Plate: 3WKA651 92' Green Pontiac Grand Am SE, Damage on drivers side
Suspect: Cody Lee Kaplon - DOB 04-07-1986 Brown/Hazel 5'7" 140 lbs
|Headline:||ON MARCH 2, 2009, AT 04:37 AM, FRANCIS ANN COLLINS WAS ABDUCTED FROM YREKA, CALIFORNIA. THIS|
|Description:||ON MARCH 2, 2009, AT 04:37 AM, FRANCIS ANN COLLINS WAS ABDUCTED FROM YREKA, CALIFORNIA. THIS AMBER ALERT IS DIRECTED TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRANCIS ANN COLLINS IS A 3 YEAR OLD, WHITE, FEMALE, 3 FEET TALL, 30 POUND, JUVENILE WITH BROWN HAIR, AND BROWN EYES, LAST SEEN WEARING TIE DYED T-SHIRT. SUSPECT IS CODY KAPLIN, A 22 YEAR OLD, WHITE, MALE, 5 FEET 7 INCHES TALL, WEIGHING 140 POUNDS, WITH BROWN HAIR, HAZEL EYES, LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK AND WHITE FLANNEL SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS. OTHER SUSPECT INFORMATION INCLUDES: TATTOOS: AN IRON CROSS ON LEFT HAND, YOUNG SON ON LEFT ARM AND A MUD FLAP GIRL ON RIGHT ARM. THE SUSPECT WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A GREEN PONTIAC GRAND AM, WITH A CA LICENSE PLATE OF 3WKA651. OTHER VEHICLE INFORMATION INCLUDES: DRIVER'S SIDE DAMAGE. IF SEEN CONTACT YREKA POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (530) 841-2623. CHP ENTAC/JEL|
EDIS FLASH****Liscence PLATE #3WKA651*****
SUBJECT: CHILD ABDUCTION ALERT *************************** FRANCIS ANN COLLINS WFJ 3 FEET BRO AND BRO 30 LBS DOB/052505 LAST SEEN WEARING A TIE DYED TEE SHIRT. VICTIM WAS TAKEN FROM HER HOME BY SUSPECT IN BURGLARY OF SAME RESIDENCE AT APPROX 0437 HOURS THIS DATE.KAPLON,KODY LEE WM DOB/040786 BRO/HAZ507/140
UNK CLOTHING DESCRIPTION TAT OF IRON CROSS ON WEB OF LEFT HAND BETWEEN THUMB AND FINGER YOUNGSON ON L/ ARM AND MUD FLAP GIRL ON R/ARM ADDRESS 15516 KLAMATHON RD HORNBROOK CA SUSPECT NOT AT RESIDENCE NO WEAPON SEEN3WCA651 1992 GREEN PONTIAC GRAND AM SE DAMAGE TO DRIVERS SIDE LAST SEEN AT TIME OF ABDUCTION 0437 HOURS SUSPECT LAST SEEN EASTBOUND ON MINER ST FROM 905 W MINER ST APT 69.
YREKA POLICE DEPARTMENT 412 W MINER ST YREKA CA 96097530 841 2300