A Boca Raton, Florida, man is facing multiple charges after being accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl.
According to the Miami Herald, the child showed up to the hospital last week complaining about constipation. That was when doctors found out she was 14-weeks pregnant and contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
The child told investigators that the father of the child was Renaud Jerome, who is now facing charges of three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a child and one count of impregnating a child.
Jerome is currently being held at a Palm Beach County Jail on no bond.
Jerome, who only speaks Creole and spoke to police through a translator, told police that he cared for the child at times.
“Jerome stated that within the last couple of months he has had consensual vaginal intercourse with [redacted] three times,” police said. “Jerome stated that [redacted] was interested in him more than he was interested in her and never forced her to do anything.”
The child and Jerome were reportedly living in the same home, though it is not clear if anyone else lived in the residence.