A sick man in South Carolina has been arrested on sexual assault charges after DNA samples confirmed that he was the father of a 12-year-old girl’s baby.
According to FOX Carolina, the scared young girl came forward about the shocking pregnancy back in February.
When investigators initially questioned her about the unborn child’s father, however, the middle-schooler lied and said she had been impregnated by a boy close to her age.
Police immediately sensed the girl was covering for somebody she was clearly afraid of and launched their own investigation.
When the terrified young girl finally broke down and told the truth, she revealed that the father of her baby was 29-year-old Derrick Kendall Burris.
According to the girl’s story, Burris had started sexually abusing her during the summer before sixth grade, when she was just 10 years old.
By the time she turned 11, the little girl was pregnant with Burris’ baby. In May, sometime after her 12th birthday, the child gave birth.
Once the baby was born, authorities were able to match DNA samples from the newborn to Burris.
Burris has since been arrested and his now facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor for abusing and impregnating the little girl.