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Boca Raton man, 70, impregnates 13-year-old, police say

Renaud Jerome (PBSO)
Renaud Jerome (PBSO)
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A 70-year-old man was arrested last week after he admitted to impregnating a 13-year-old girl, Boca Raton police said.

Last Friday, the teen arrived at North Broward Medical Center in Pompano Beach, complaining about being constipated, according to police. But a medical exam revealed that she was actually 14 weeks pregnant. Hospital staff then contacted authorities.

The teen told police that 70-year-old Renaud Jerome would touch her inappropriately and have sex with her inside the Boca Raton home they lived in together, according to an arrest report. The relationship between Jerome and the teen was redacted from the report.

But Jerome, who was at the hospital with the teen, said he helps care for the teen, police said. He also said they had consensual sex several times over the last couple months and that he never forced her to do anything.

Jerome admitted that he was the father of the unborn child.

Jerome was arrested and is being charged with three counts of sexual battery, as well as impregnating a minor.

He's being held without bond.

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