MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man suspected of impregnating a 14-year-old girl after years of sexual abuse has pleaded guilty to sexual assault.
His lawyer says he can argue for less prison time at his sentencing hearing scheduled for July 19.
Hernandez-Martinez was facing four counts that included sexual assault and risk of injury to a child, but pleaded guilty last week during jury selection for his trial.
According to detectives, the girl was sure Hernandez-Martinez caused her pregnancy. A detective says the girl’s pregnancy was “involuntarily terminated,” which the paper attributes to a miscarriage.
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