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Phoenix man, 20, accused of getting 11-year-old girl pregnant

May 23, 2019, 1:33 PM | Updated: 5:11 pm
Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)...
Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX – A 20-year-old Phoenix man was arrested last week for allegedly getting an 11-year-old girl pregnant, according to court documents.

Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez was booked on one count of aggravated assault and two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

He and the victim lived in the same apartment complex near Seventh Street and Dunlap Avenue, according to the documents.

A pregnancy test conducted Friday revealed that the girl was pregnant, and she told police Cobo-Perez was the father.

In an interview with police the next day, he admitted having sex with the girl in his car near her elementary school, according to the probable cause statement.

The girl’s parents provided a letter they said the suspect gave their daughter. In it, he said he knew he could go to jail for the relationship but did not care.

Police said Cobo-Perez admitted to writing the letter and giving it to the victim in December.

Police first contacted Cobo-Perez about an inappropriate relationship with the girl in November 2018, after she was found with a hickey on her neck.

Police say he told detectives he would break it off.

Bond for the defendant was set at $150,000. It was not clear if he was still in custody.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 28.

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