A 17-year-old was accused of multiple crimes after policemen said an 11-year-old member of his family gave birth to his child in a bathtub on Tuesday.
Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante was charged with sanctioned abuse, lawful sodomy and lewdness after police said he admitted to getting physical with an 11-year-old family member about 100 times.
Policemen looking into the matter after Lopez-Cante’s father, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez, brought a newborn to St. Joseph Hospital on Tuesday. Gonzalez-Lopez told police someone dropped the infant off on his front doorstep. Charging documents said the baby still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached and had a body temperature of just 90 degrees.
Police interviewed Gonzalez-Lopez at his home two days later, where he told police the father of the child was his son, Lopez-Cante, and the mother was Lopez-Cante’s 11-year-old relative.
Gonzalez-Lopez said he did not know the girl was pregnant or that Lopez-Cante was molesting her until she gave birth to the child in their bathtub.
After police read Lopez-Cante his Miranda rights, he told police he got physical with the girl about 100 times but did not know she was pregnant. He said he did not know when he first got physical with her but said it happened about twice a week.
Lopez-Cante was charged with first-degree statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and inbreeding. His bond was set at $25,000, cash-only.
Gonzalez-Lopez was charged with endangering the welfare of a child for his role in the incident. His bond was set at $10,000, cash only. Charging documents said he entered the country illegally and was previously deported.