A Connecticut man has been arrested and charged for impregnating his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Reports say that Leonel Bartolo Rodriguez, 39, of Stamford has been charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Earlier this month, the girl reportedly went to her mother to complain that she was having cramps, and upon going to the doctor, it was discovered that the 12-year-old was pregnant.
While visiting relatives the next day, the preteen was able to open up and tell a family member that it was actually her stepfather who got her pregnant. The aunt whom the girl entrusted called the police and turned Rodriguez in, and now, he’s facing serious charges.
Rodriguez is currently being held on $100,000 bail and reportedly made no plea at his arraignment. He will officially plea before a judge next week.