WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for impregnating a 9-year-old girl who gave birth to the baby.
Palm Beach County prosecutors say 33-year-old Fede Datilus was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted of sexual battery on a person less than 12 years of age and impregnation of a child.
Authorities say Datilus impregnated the victim in 2009 when the two were living in Lantana. The victim's father learned of her pregnancy that March when he took her to a clinic. The girl carried the baby to term and delivered it when she was 10.
The victim reluctantly identified Datilus as the man who
sexually assaulted her. She told a counselor that she was afraid of being returned to Haiti if she revealed what happened.
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