“This is the kind of case that sends chills down your spine,” Assistant District Attorney Susan Treadaway said.
The girl was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where she was examined.
Argueta was gone by the time police arrived, but DNA testing determined he was a positive match on biological samples taken from the child.
Police did not say how Argueta, who is form Honduras, got into the home. He could be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (or ICE) custody following his prison term.
Argueta will be required to register as a sex offender if he remains in the U.S.