It was a DNA test that proved a 50-year-old was the father of a teenage girl’s baby, and now he’s behind bars.
The 50-year-old Wimauma man is charged with sexual battery and child abuse.
Sometime in 2016, the man forced the then 13-year-old girl, to have sexual intercourse, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The girl, now 14, became pregnant and had a baby last month.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted a DNA test that proved the man is the infant’s biological father, according to the sheriff’s office.