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A 72-year-old Guatemalan man in Maryland repeatedly raped and impregnated a young girl, allege court records obtained by ABC7 News from Montgomery County Police.
Ovidio De Jesus Perez, 72, was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges of sexual abuse against a minor and two counts of second-degree rape for crimes that took place over exactly a year.
The 12-year-old girl first reported the abuse around Thanksgiving when she was six months pregnant. She claimed that Perez would repeatedly take her to his apartment in Silver Spring, where he would physically force her down and force her silence as she screamed and attempted to break free.
Documents state that Perez was born in Guatemala but has lived in the United States for 20 years. He has three adult children and recently worked in construction before health problems forced him into retirement.
Perez was released on bail last month on a $75,000 unsecured personal bond but was later issued with an arrest warrant due to violating his court conditions. However, the warrant was later removed after a successful plea from Perez’s defense attorney.