Boy, 17, is charged with incest after ‘confessing to raping 11-year-old relative about 100 times before she gave birth to a baby in her bathtub’
- Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante, 17, was arrested this week in St. Charles, Missouri
- Police say Lopez-Cante confessed to raping an 11-year-old relative 100 times
- The relative gave birth to a baby on Tuesday while in a bathtub, police say
- Lopez-Cante’s father, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez, brought baby to hospital
- Baby’s body temp was 90 degrees; Placenta and umbilical cord were attached
Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante, 17, was arrested and charged with statutory rape and incest by police in St. Charles, Missouri
A 17-year-old teen has been charged with incest and rape after Missouri police said he confessed to having sex with an 11-year-old relative who then gave birth to their child in a bathtub.
Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante was charged with statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and incest after police said he admitted to the crimes.
Authorities began to investigate on Tuesday, when Lopez-Cante’s father, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez, rushed an infant to St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, according to KSDK-TV.
Police say Gonzalez-Lopez told investigators that someone dropped off the infant on his front porch.
According to police documents, when the baby arrived at the hospital, the umbilical cord and placenta were still attached.
The baby’s body temperature also fell to just 90 degrees, according to investigators.
Police interviewed Gonzalez-Lopez at his home two days later.
Police began an investigation on Tuesday after Lopez-Cante’s father, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez, rushed an infant to St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles
Investigators said Gonzalez-Lopez told them that his son, Lopez-Cante, was the child’s father.
The child’s mother was an 11-year-old relative of Lopez-Cante, Gonzalez-Lopez is reported to have told police.
Gonzalez-Lopez told investigators he was unaware that the 11-year-old girl was pregnant or that his son was having sex with her.
He said he only found out about the alleged rapes after she gave birth to the baby in a bathtub.
Police then took Lopez-Cante into custody. He told authorities he had sex with the relative about 100 times, though he claims he did not know she was pregnant.
Lopez-Cante is reported to have told police that he had sex with the relative about twice a week, though he does not recall the first sexual encounter.
Lopez-Cante was arrested and charged with first-degree statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and incest.
If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
The baby was said to have had a body temperature of just 90 degrees and still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached when Gonzalez-Lopez brought it to St. Joseph Hospital (seen in the above stock image)
Lopez-Cante’s bond was set at $25,000 – cash only.
Gonzalez-Lopez was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
His bond was set at $10,000 cash only.
According to authorities, Gonzalez-Lopez entered the United States illegally after being deported.