Seventeen-year-old Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante was charged with statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and incest once he reportedly told police he had sex with the girl at least twice a week for an unknown period of time, according to KSDK.
“Gonzalez-Lopez told police someone dropped the infant off on his front porch.
The sexual abuse of children is a major problem in the United States, according to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network’s (RAINN) website.
“One in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult,” the site read, adding, “82% of all victims under 18 are female.”
“Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault,” the website concluded.