SAN ANTONIO -- A man is facing a felony charge after a 12-year-old claimed he sexually assaulted her for years and she was found to be pregnant.
A Bexar County deputy responded to a local hospital for reports of a sexual assault. Medical staff told the deputy that the young girl was 32 weeks pregnant, according to an affidavit. During an interview, the victim identified Frank Ortega Robledo as the suspect, according to the affidavit. However, she later recanted her statement.
A few weeks later, the victim's mother told the deputy that the baby was born prematurely. The victim was interviewed again a few days after the baby was born and told the deputy that she recanted her statement against Robledo because she was scared for her safety. She said Robledo had been sexually abusing her since she was 5 years old. He allegedly told the victim that he'd hurt her family if she reported what was happening.
The deputy gathered enough evidence to request an arrest warrant against Robledo, according to the affidavit. Robledo was arrested and charged this week with continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.