Man gets 35 years in prison for impregnating an 11-year-old

Martin Rodriguez

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) - A West Columbia man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for impregnating an 11-year-old girl.

Martin Rodriguez, 24, was found guilty on charges of second and third degree criminal sexual misconduct charges.

An investigation started in September of 2013, after the girl was being treated at a crisis pregnancy center.

The minor gave birth to the child April 11, 2014, and through DNA analysis, Rodriguez was 99.99% likely to be the father. He was subsequently arrested May 20 of 2014.

During the trial, the victim testified that the she was sexually assaulted by Rodriguez on multiple occasions in the spring and summer of 2013.

Eleventh Circuit Senior Assistant Solicitor Suzanne Mayes and Assistant Solicitor Micah Caskey called the case 'revolting and disgusting'.

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