Man arrested for getting his 12-year-old cousin pregnant

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Memphis, Tennessee – A perverted man is behind bars after family members said he impregnated his 12-year-old cousin.

Police received a call on September 17  from the mother of the victim saying her daughter had been raped and impregnated by her cousin.

Police spoke to the 12-year old girl, who told them her cousin, Henry Mendez, 22 took her into a bedroom, shut the door, and forced her to have sex with him. The girl also told police Mendez fondled her and forced her to touch him in his genital region.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mendez admitted to having sex with the 12-year old girl multiple times.

He was arrested and forced to submit a DNA sample.

Mendez is charged with rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery and is being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $150,000 bond.