2 young Central California girls fight off naked man molesting them in their bedroom

Friday, May 17, 2019
2 Clovis girls fight off naked man molesting them in their bedroom
SCARY: A 10-year-old girl in Clovis and her friend woke up to a naked man inappropriately touching them in their bedroom.

FRESNO, Calif. -- A 26-year old man is under arrest, accused of sneaking into a Clovis home and molesting two girls.

Police say he did it while he was naked.

It was a scary situation for these two young girls, and for the parents who were also inside the home.

Police say the suspect broke into the home in the middle of the night.

The call came into police a little after 12.30 a.m. on Sunday and officers arrived in minutes to the area of Ashlan and Fowler.

They say Timothy Picard forced open a window, and entered the home naked.

A 10-year-old and her friend were having a sleepover, and woke up to Picard inappropriately touching them.

That's when they fought him off and he left back out the window.

They quickly told the adults in the home.

After days of speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence, police along the California Highway Patrol arrested Picard on Wednesday.

Police also say he was on probation and arrested in 2017 for stalking.

"This type of case is so rare to see happen, but it's just amazing to think there's people we have to worry about breaking into homes and assaulting 10-year-old girls," said Clovis Police chief Matt Basgall.

Police say the suspect is familiar with the neighborhood.

They aren't sure if he was under the influence at the time because he was arrested a few days after the incident.

Clovis Police are working with the Fresno District Attorney's office on this case.

Picard faces charges of lewd acts with a minor under 14 and violating his probation.