A 25-year-old man, surnamed Deng, was detained for investigation in Bao'an District for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
A resident surnamed Pang found his 8-year-old daughter and Deng, who Pang had never met before, in his home when he returned to his apartment at Fenghuang No. 3 Industrial Zone in Bao'an on Saturday.
Fearing that his daughter had been raped, Pang called police.
Pang had earlier asked his daughter to return home to get a bag, but she never returned to the restaurant where Pang was waiting.
Pang's phone calls also went unanswered. Pang went back to his home, only to find his daughter was putting on her clothing and a half-naked Deng was hiding behind the door. Deng escaped from the scene.
Deng was caught by police behind Shanlin Hotel near Fenghuang Food Street in Fuyong Subdistrict. The case is still under investigation.