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Ottumwa man accused of impregnating a minor

Benevenuto Lopez-Alonzo (Wapello County Sheriff's Office)

An Ottumwa man is in jail accused of impregnating a teenage girl.

Ottumwa police arrested Benevenuto Lopez-Alonzo, 25, on Wednesday.

According to court documents, police became aware in late April that Alonzo had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl in his home.

A DNA analysis by the state crime lab determined that Lopez-Alonzo was responsible for the girl's ensuing pregnancy.

He is facing one count of Third-Degree Sexual Abuse.

In addition, Alonzo is facing a misdemeanor sexual exploitation charge.

He allegedly had naked photographs of the girl posted on his Facebook account.

Alonzo has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $12,000 bond.

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