By Samantha Day • 16 February 2020 • 18:37
A 17-year-old teenager has been charged with incest and rape after Missouri police said he confessed to having sex with an 11-year-old relative who then gave birth to their child in a bathtub.
Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante was charged with statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and incest after police said he admitted to the allegations.
Authorities began to investigate on Tuesday, when Lopez-Cante’s father, rushed an infant to hospital.
Police say Gonzalez-Lopez, the teens father, told investigators that someone had dropped off the newborn on his front doorstep.
According to police documents, when the baby arrived at the hospital, the umbilical cord and placenta were still attached.
The baby’s body temperature also took a decline, falling to 90 degrees, according to investigators.
Police interviewed Lopez at his home two days later.
The child’s mother was an 11-year-old relative of Lopez-Cante, Gonzalez-Lopez told the police he was unaware that the 11-year-old girl was pregnant, and didn’t know that his son was having sex with her.
He said he found out about the rapes when she gave birth to the baby in the bathtub.
Police then arrested Lopez-Cante, who is reported to have told police that he had sex with his relative about 100 times, about twice a week, but claimed to be unaware that the mother was pregnant.
Lopez-Cante was arrested and charged with first degree statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and incest.
Gonzalez-Lopez was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
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