An illegal immigrant in Phoenix has been arrested and charged after allegedly impregnating an 11-year old girl, according to KTVK-TV.
Police have been investigating 20-year-old Carlos Jacinto Cobos-Perez since November, after evidence surfaced that he was intimately involved with the 11-year-old.
The girl reported to her parents and confirmed to police that she was "in a relationship" with Cobos-Perez and that he had kissed her on the lips in the past. Cobos-Perez also admitted the same, and acknowledged that he was aware of the illegality of the relationship.
Cobos-Perez told police in December that he would no longer have contact with the girl, following the police investigation and interviews.
However, last week the girl was taken to the local children's hospital and given a pregnancy test, which came back positive. The girl said it was Cobos-Perez who had gotten her pregnant.
The girl's stepfather told KTVK that he had tried to take matters into his own hands to keep Cobos-Perez away from her, but the police told him to leave the situation alone.
"He (Cobos-Perez) kept insisting." the stepfather said. "She is an 11-year-old girl. He's 20. Almost 21. But he said he already knew what he wanted. He got in her head, and she fell for it easily."
"I was angry. I wanted to take care of him myself, and the police said, 'Don't get involved, you're gonna get yourself in trouble.'"
Cobos-Perez admitted to police that he had unprotected sex with the girl in a parked car near her school. He reportedly wrote in a letter that he knew he could go to jail for the relationship but he didn't care.
Cobos-Perez has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and sexual conduct with a minor. He is being held on $150,000 cash-only bond.