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Police: Man Raped, Impregnated 12 Year Old

SHENANDOAH — A man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and getting her pregnant in Schuylkill County. Hector Rico, 33, of Shenandoah is accused of sex...

SHENANDOAH -- A man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and getting her pregnant in Schuylkill County.

Hector Rico, 33, of Shenandoah is accused of sexually assaulting the child over the past few months.

According to court papers, the child's mother discovered the abuse when her daughter had a positive pregnancy test.

Shenandoah police say a social worker from Massachusetts reported a man using the name “Carlos” from Shenandoah was looking to get an abortion for his 12-year-old girlfriend.

Rico is charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault, corruption of minors, child endangerment, and other charges.

He is locked up in the Schuylkill County prison on $250,000 bail.