Published: Apr 30, 2014 11:06 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 30, 2014 11:51 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An alleged child rapist is behind bars after he was allegedly caught performing sex acts on a 3-year-old girl yesterday evening.

The crime allegedly happened at the Banyan Tree apartment complex, just before 8:00 p.m.

According to Fort Myers Police, Dejesus is facing charges of capital sexual battery.

The child's mother said Dejesus was at the residence to work on her car. She told police that she left the room and returned to see Dejesus on her porch, committing the acts on her 3-year-old daughter.

The woman said she grabbed a broom and began screaming at Dejesus and hitting him with it, but he fled the scene.

EMS arrived on the scene to evaluate the child.

Police found Dejesus running on Veronica Shoemaker Blvd. He was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail.