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A 20-year-old Phoenix man accused of being in the U.S. illegally is now facing charges for allegedly impregnating an 11-year-old girl.
Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez, who police say is an illegal immigrant, was arrested last week, FOX10 reported. The same day, Cobo-Perez was taken into custody, the 11-year-old girl was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and doctors determined that she was pregnant. The researchers told FOX10 that Cobo Perez admitted having sex with the girl in his car near her school, and said that she told him that he was the person who got her pregnant.
“He kept insisting. She is an 11-year-old girl. He is 20. Almost 21. But he said that he already knew what he wanted,” a man who identified himself as the girl’s stepfather told AZFamily.com. “He got in her head, and she fell for it easily.”
The police went on a search for Cobo Perez in November 2018 after the mother of the girl who is concern about the couple was in a relationship.
Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez is charged with aggravated assault and sexual conduct with a minor.
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When researchers interviewed Cobo Perez the following month, he allegedly told them that he knew that the girl of his age, he knew that the relationship was wrong and he was going to cut off contact with her, FOX10 reported.
Court papers seen by the station, however, say the parents of the girl found in a letter from Cobo Perez, in which he allegedly said that he knew that he could go to jail for being in a relationship with someone who is a minor, but he reportedly was not bothered by the risk.
After his arrest last week, the Cobo-Perez was charged with aggravated assault and sexual conduct with a minor and is being held in jail on a $150,000 bond.
“I was working, and I wanted to make it work, and destroy him, to be honest,” the girl’s stepfather told AZFamily.com after learning about her pregnancy.
The family told ABC15 that they intend to support their daughter, but want to Cobo Perez – who asked a judge during a recent appearance if he could sign an order of deportation to remain in custody.
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“He must pay for what he did,” a woman who is the mother of the girl told the station. “If they let him out and send him back, he will be able to come back fairly easily.”
Cobo Perez is set to appear in court again May 28.