South Carolina man got 11-year-old pregnant, DNA test shows

Derrick Burris (From: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
Derrick Burris (From: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The Special Victims Unit of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly having sex with an acquaintance’s daughter, which resulted in a pregnancy.

The suspect is Derrick Kendall Burris of Pinelake Dr. in Spartanburg, according to investigators.

They say the investigation began in February, when victim told personnel at her school.

They say she originally claimed she was pregnant by a male closer to her own age, because she was scared to tell her mother the truth.

The girl finally said Burris was the true dad, and she was referred to the Children’s Advocacy Center for a forensic interview, according to investigators.

They say the girl was 10 years old when Burris started sexually assaulting her, 11 years old when he got her pregnant, and 12 years old when she had the baby in May of 2016.

Investigators say the DNA samples from the victim, the baby, and Burris proved he is the father.

Burris is being charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – First Degree.

Court records show that Burris was convicted on two Armed Robbery charges in 2004 in Greenville County and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for each. Burris is also facing charges of Burglary and Grand Larceny from May of 2016 in Spartanburg County.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s