12-Year-Old Pregnant By 54-Year-Old Man
[su_right_ad]The Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged for impregnating a minor.
Elbert Richardson, of Brockton, MA, pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated rape of a child and indecent assault on a child under 14. Richardson had been arraigned only a few days earlier on similar charges.
The victim, an apparent acquaintance of Richardson, went to the hospital in need of medical attention and it was there she discovered that she was eight months pregnant. Authorities say that she was unaware of her pregnancy prior to the hospital visit. The girl was reportedly raped in April, and after learning that she was 32 weeks pregnant she told police that Richardson was the father. It was revealed through witness testimony that Richardson also raped the teen this past August.
Assistant District Attorney Shanan Buckingham says that the witness “indicated to the officers that the defendant called her. He was upset, he was crying. He told her that he had done something that he was ashamed of. He admitted to her that something did happen with the victim, that there was an incident where they had sex. He denied that he thought the baby was his.”[su_csky_ad]