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Florida Man Arrested For Raping, Impregnating Girl, 13

| by Brendan Kelly
Mark SuttonMark Sutton

A Florida man was arrested on July 18 after he allegedly sexually assaulted and impregnated his girlfriend's teen daughter.

Mark Sutton, 41, was arrested by Pinellas Park Police on charges of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation on a 13-year-old girl, reports WFLA.

Sutton's girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter, with whom he lived, was taken to the hospital for unrelated medical problems when doctors discovered she was four months pregnant.

Police say the girl revealed in the hospital that she had been sexually abused by Sutton since she was 8 years old. The girl said she has never been sexually active with anyone other than Sutton.

The victim told police that Sutton, on multiple occasions, forced her to have sexual intercourse with him in the family home, reports WFTS. She said he touched her inappropriately several times and forced her to touch him as well.

Sutton was taken into custody on five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery on a victim over the age of 12, and one count of capital sexual battery.

Pinellas Park Police continue to investigate the case and say more charges are possible for Sutton.

Sources: WFTSWFLA / Photo credit: Booking photo via WFLA

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