Tempe intruder accused of holding toddler pleads not guilty

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 19:51:37-05
An Israeli man accused of picking up a 2-year-old girl in the Tempe home of a family he didn't know has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Oren Cohen entered his plea Tuesday. His next scheduled court date is Feb. 15.
The 34-year-old Cohen was indicted last month on charges of kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault on a minor.
After his arrest, Cohen told Tempe police that he was drinking at a friend's place on Dec. 15 and accidentally went into the wrong apartment after going outside to smoke a cigarette.
The girl's father woke up after hearing the child whimpering and found Cohen holding the pajama-wearing toddler in the home's living room.
He confronted Cohen, who ran away. The child's mother called 911.