Pregnant 13-year-old girl? Parents wanted her to marry 27 year old dad- police arrested him instead.

Filed in Gather News Channel by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments

This makes me angry on so many levels that some parents are completely closed-minded when it comes to gender roles.  Their 13 year-old daughter is pregnant and they want her to get married.  The man in question is 27-year-old Pedro Valladares Martinez.  Police allege that Martinez started all of this with the girl when she was only 12 years old. 

Police found about about the girl (name not given since she is a minor) when her parents tried to apply for a marriage license.  Guess they didn’t want her to shame the family so they thought instead of an unwed 13 year old they make their daughter marry her attacker.  Thankfully officials stepped in.  Martinez was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a victim from age 12 to 16 years old.  It was not disclosed if the parents knew their daughter was being forced but police said it did happen more then once. 

Employees of the Highlands Country Courthouse in Florida notified authorities after the girl’s family tried to obtain a marriage license for their daughter and the 27 year old man.  Prior to the arrest police interviewed both parties and it was revealed that sexual intercourse had happened more then once.  Martinez is still in custody in Highlands County Jail on a $50,000 bond.








I hope all of this goes smoothly for the girl.  She obviously needs counseling. Hopefully Martinez pleads guilty to avoid lenghthly court appearances.  Something needs to be done to wake-up her parents too.  Their daughter has already been a victim.  She should never have been told to stay a victim and marry Martinez. 


Source: Tampa Bay Online

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