Man Admits to Sexual Assault After Underaged Girl Gives Birth

Published 08/15 2014 04:05PM

Updated 08/15 2014 04:13PM

31-year-old John Morales of Abilene has been indicted after an underaged girl gave birth to what DNA evidence showed to be his child.

Morales, also known as Casper, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of child.

According to a police report, Morales admitted to sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 14 repeatedly over an extended period of time.

It was late in 2013 that the girl gave birth to a premature baby who died. DNA confirmed that the baby belonged to Morales.

If convicted, Morales could face a minimum of 25 years in prison.

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