An 11-year-old girl in Houston is about to give birth following months of sexual abuse, according to police, who said it was one of the most heinous crimes they've seen.
"This case will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Sara Marie Kinney, public relations director for the Harris County District Attorney, told KTRK.
KHOU 11 News reported a 21-year-old male relative of the girl was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting her almost every day for nearly seven months. He was charged with continuous sexual assault of a child and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
"It was continuous over a long period of time," Kinney told KHOU 11. "This wasn't just one sick act."
The girl told police the suspect came to her apartment while her mother was at work and sexually assaulted her. She is now nine months pregnant.
Two months ago, the girl's school called her mother after they suspected she was pregnant. When her mother confronted the suspect, he allegedly texted the victim and said he was going to kill himself because she told on him.
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