San Jose Couple Arrested in Connection With Girl's Sex Assault

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    San Jose Police

    A man and woman were arrested Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in San Jose on Tuesday, police said.

    The girl was playing on the front lawn of her home in the 600 block of Balfour Drive on Tuesday afternoon when a man grabbed her and took her to a house nearby, where he sexually assaulted her, according to police.

    Dominguez later let the child go and took off before officers arrived.

    Investigators identified San Jose resident Phillip Michael Dominguez, 34, as the suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody on Wednesday morning. Dominguez's girlfriend, 29-year-old Racquel Martinez, was also arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting in the kidnapping and sexual assault. Both were booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

    Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detectives Martin or Ichige, or Sgt. Robb of the Police Department's child exploitation  detail, at 408-277-4102. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP.