Friday, September 13, 2019
Charge: Illegal Alien Raped, Impregnated 12-Year-Old Girl In Wisconsin
RACINE, Wisconsin (The Journal Times) – A Racine man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl who later gave birth was arrested Tuesday after being wanted for over a year, according to court records. Lorenzo Bernabe-Lucas, 29, of the 600 block of 13th Street, faces a felony charge of 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under 13.
Bernabe-Lucas allegedly raped the then-12-year-old 2 or 3 times between May and July 2017, according to the criminal complaint. The girl gave birth to a baby last March. A DNA test reportedly found Bernabe-Lucas to be the dad and a warrant was issued for his arrest 2 days later.
Bernabe-Lucas made an initial court appearance Thursday, during which a $50,000 cash bond was set, records show. He remained in custody at Racine County Jail on a hold order as of Wednesday afternoon, records show.
The charge of 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under 13 carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. He's next due in court for a preliminary hearing 8:30 am September 11 at the County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.
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