Man accused of fathering child with 11-year-old

January 28, 2010 3:31:52 PM PST
Shocking details are unfolding in a case where an 11-year-old child is now a mother. It's a disturbing sexual assault investigation that has police using DNA tests to find the man responsible. The girl and her baby are both in the custody and care of Childrens Protective Services, living with other relatives. The story is disturbing considering the age of the girl, but even more so considering the result of those DNA tests.

We're not revealing his identity or photograph, because of his relationship to the victim. He is 27 years old, married and now accused of fathering a child with his 11-year-old stepdaughter. The suspect is being held in the Brazoria County Jail charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to the probable cause affidavit, "On September 24, 2009 it was learned a child was found to be six months pregnant. The pregnancy was discovered by Alvin ISD personnel when she began to show signs of pregnancy and was given a pregnancy test that tested positive. She gave birth on December 12 by C-section at the age of 11 years old. The child's caregiver says the victim told her (the suspect) has been having sex with her since she was six years old until September 2009 when she was removed by CPS. They would have sex sometimes two and three times a week.

It was a genetic test of the baby, investigators say, that identified the suspect as the biological father. He was said to have resisted giving a DNA sample.

"I obtained a search warrant and collected his DNA that way," said Detective Jeff Dandeneau of the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

Detective Dandeneau added that the suspect continues to deny that the baby is his.

CPS says the mother and the baby are both staying together with relatives elsewhere until this case is resolved.