ST. LOUIS, MO – On Thursday, police arrested Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante, 17, after his father brought a newborn baby to St. Joseph Hospital, telling authorities that someone left the baby on his doorstep. The umbilical cord and placenta were still attached to the infant.
The New York Post reported:
Police visited the father, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez, and he told them his 17-year-old son was the father of the child and their 11-year-old relative was the baby’s mother — but claimed he had no knowledge of the abuse or the pregnancy until the girl gave birth.
Upon questioning, Lopez-Cante confessed to raping the 11-year-old girl about twice a week, for a year. The middle-schooler, who is also related to the suspect, reportedly gave birth to the baby in a bathtub.
When the infant arrived at the hospital, his body temperature was only 90 degrees.
Lopez-Cante was charged with first-degree statutory rape, sodomy and incest. His father, Gonzalez-Lopez, who was previously deported, has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.