(via KARK) — A man is jailed on a rape charge after police investigate the pregnancy of a 15-year-old girl.
The Helena West Helena Police Department (HWHPD) says officers arrested William Watson, 44, on Sunday.
According to a news release, the HWHPD began its investigation on April 22 when it learned that the 15-year old was expecting her third child.
The teen was discovered after a search warrant was executed at her home, according to HWHPD Chief Virgil Green.
When the rape investgation was begun, police say they discovered that the victim was also involved in a previous rape allegation. At that point, officers removed all minors from the home.
Green reported officials received consent to get DNA from the victim’s 6-month-old infant as well as from Watson, which proved he fathered the baby.
The HWHPD says the teen’s mother knew of the relationship Watson had with her daughter, which Chief Green described as disturbing.