Tuesday, March 13, 2012

35-Year Old Charged with Statutory Rape after 14-Year Old Gives Birth

Juan Martinez Hernandez
Juan Martinez Hernandez has been charged with statutory rape after a 14-year-old girl gave birth to his child on Sunday.  Police say the girl gave birth to the baby in the bathroom of an apartment near East Arrowood Road.

Her family called 911 and the responding paramedics asked police for assistance. The girl told the police officers who the baby’s father was- a man who lived in the neighborhood and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found and interviewed Juan Martinez-Hernandez.

Hernandez “admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the victim on several occasions,” according to the police report. Hernandez was charged with four counts of statutory rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. He is in jail at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office under a $250,000 bond.

Immigration reports show that Martinez-Hernandez was deported from the US in 2010.