PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A 20-year-old Phoenix man is accused of having sex with an 11-year-old girl and allegedly getting her pregnant.

Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez faces felony charges of aggravated assault and sexual conduct with a minor.

[WATCH: Step-father of pregnant 11-year-old says he'd tried to keep Phoenix man away from her]

The investigation started back in November of 2018, when the victim was found with a hickey on her neck.

Police say the girl told her mom she was "in a relationship" with Cobo-Perez. The girl told police Cobo-Perez had "kissed her on the lips on multiple occasions" and had given her a hickey on her neck. A 16-year-old girl who lives at Cobo-Perez's Phoenix apartment complex told us she's a friend of his, and that said he and the victim were "in love."

“I told him that’s crazy. I told him he should like try to get away from her because she’s small and he’s older," she said.

In a police interview, Cobo-Perez admitted kissing the girl multiple times and giving her the hickey back in November.

Cobo-Perez told police he knew "their relationship was wrong," according to the police report. He also agreed to stop the relationship and have no further contact with the victim.

“He kept insisting. She's an 11-year-old girl. He’s 20. Almost 21. But he said he already knew what he wanted. He got in her head, and she fell for it easily,” the victim’s stepfather said about Cobo-Perez.

The victim's stepdad said he tried to tell Cobo-Perez in-person to stay away from his child, but the suspect called police on him.

“I was angry. I wanted to take care of him myself, and the police said, 'Don’t get involved, you’re gonna get yourself in trouble,'” the stepdad said.

Six months later, on May 17, a pregnancy test revealed that the girl was pregnant.

“I was working, and I wanted to leave work and destroy him, to be honest,” the victim’s stepdad told Arizona's Family about learning of his stepdaughter’s pregnancy.

According to the police report, the girl then told police that she and Cobo-Perez had sex, and that he is the one who got her pregnant.

The police report states that Cobo-Perez admitted to having sex with the girl in his car parked near her school, and not using protection.

In a letter written by Cobo-Perez (which has been translated from Spanish), the suspect said "he knows he could go the jail for having a relationship" with the girl, and that "he does not care if he goes to jail," according to the police report.

Police say Cobo-Perez is in this country illegally.

The victim's stepdad told Arizona's Family that he is upset with how Phoenix police handled the investigation. He said that during the initial interviews, police seemed more concerned with his [the stepdad's] legal status in the U.S. than the safety of his child.

Arizona's Family asked Phoenix police why Cobo-Perez was not arrested after his initial 2018 confession of the inappropriate relationship.

Phoenix police released the following statement:

"This matter is now the subject of an administrative inquiry, meaning it is under internal investigation. We are unable to provide more until it has been resolved."

 


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Evillynn

One time I hope someone has an early miscarriage.

bobnarizona

Why wasn't he reported to ICE back in November? He should have been deported at that time. Now, the US Taxpayer, will get to pay for the child to have a baby. Which will then be called a US Citizen. The family will then feel they should not be deported because they now have an anchor baby. The US Taxpayer will then have to pay for the support for the baby, the medical bills, food, WIC, the schooling, assist with low income housing and the list never seems to end. How about we send her family back to their homeland. We can save millions of dollars. I wonder how long they have lived here. Especially since mom still needs some to translate for her. Forget the wall. Just start sending the illegal immigrants back now with out delay. And the asylum seekers need to limited to only a few a day. And they need to cross the border legally. Come across illegally and they should be denied access now and in the future.

analogue

Not only will the child be a US Citizen, but I will bet you everything I own the child will receive SSI/SSDI when born, & probably receive it for the rest of their lives. This is the BIGGEST scam going on right now- the new Welfare- SSI and also SSDI. Almost every immigrant family I speak to on familiar terms have children receiving some type of handout & SSI is the biggest one.

ObeyLaws

Hey, I'm on your side amigo! It's just that most gringos think raping a child is wrong. You have to keep in mind most of these folks have never even been to Mexico to learn that this is a common and widely accepted practice there. You just have to be patient as Americans learn to adjust to the new culture you're bringing to their land. They welcome you here so they'll come around to the idea in time.

analogue

"Nicaragua's Staggering Child sex-abuse rates" look that up online- it's a headline off Al Jazeera (suspect our US media would rather not expose this kind of thing) child sex is the biggest open secret in Latin American culture. Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, all of them- and how they dress their underage girls is truly downright foul.

Mingusdad

Some of the comments here are why we are where we are. The pro immigration folks can’t or won’t see why the anti illegal immigration folks are enraged and are calling the race card, meanwhile the anti illegal immigration people are showing a truly racist side to themselves. It’s really simple. Let’s all agree that this thing should be exterminated and anything else that would do this regardless of race, and that it is an illegal immigrant and shouldn’t have been here. As long as we all continue to make these disgusting arguments on both sides, nothing will get done that will help anybody. This is a nation built on immigrants and we can’t blame people wanting to better themselves or their families situations. What we need to do is come together to build an immigration system that makes sense. For citizens and for those that want to become citizens.

analogue

We're a nation of CITIZENS- built by CITIZENs- if you want to go the argument that USA is special on our migrant background you'd be mistaken, every country was populated by outside persons at one time or another, our native Americans have Mongolian DNA, so let's not pretend to play Holier than thou here. We Americans do not relish the practice of underage girls in sexual congress with adult men. Some cultures find this ok- one culture being the Latin American male culture. They don't leave their culture behind once they pass the border line, they bring it with them.

BlahBlah

If I move to Tijuana, and do what he did, would the Mexican media say “Tijuana man...” or would it accurately refer to me as an “American illegal...”

Wayne kenoff

When it was a white man who did this you all kept your mouths shut. Since this is an illegal, you decide to open your mouth. Y’all dispicable

BlahBlah

Yes. We don’t need visitors adding to our crime. We have enough already.

ObeyLaws

I don't know why all you rubes are acting so outraged. This is typical Third World country behavior. What makes you think we won't have this behavior here as we open our country to these people?? Try to stop being so naive' and embrace this rich, cultural heritage.

nutsplash

It must have been TACO Tuesday.

BillyWillie

When pipe was layed[ohmy]

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Wazoolie

He’s your brother.

watsonwrj

"Phoenix Man"?? The title of this story should be "Illegal Mexican National Rapes an 11 Year Old". Report the story truthfully AZFamily

MyOwnMind

I would bet if that worthless POS police "chief" wasn't in office, his illegal rear wouldn't have been in this country long enough to rape a little girl.

Jenn Jenn

How is this the cops fault? Come on now dad or step dad or whatever you are. You can’t blame your kid meeting a 20 year old dude and getting knocked up by him on the cops. PPD should have made their statement say “this is a parenting issue and we’re investigating the 11 year olds parents for not protecting their child” pssshh, ridiculous. Blaming your messy house on the government. Your skills as a father failed, epically..maybe you can make up for that as grandpa

nutsplash

THIS IS BAD PARENTING ON BOTH SIDES

Robs

Guess he did not want the costs of one his own age[ohmy]

BillyWillie

Dinner and a movie (x2) a few cervezas, playing the game of a high value male, talking a lot , her courting other dudes over a period to make sure she gots her ducks in a row- then after all those kisses and sausages she picks whether you're worthy. [love][love] sounds great[thumbdown]

ObeyLaws

And if your current politicians (and bible thumpers) have their way, she won't be able to get an abortion.

BillyWillie

"The lowest Age of Consent in the world is 11, in Nigeria. The age of consent is 12 in the Philippines and Angola, and 13 in Burkina Faso, Comoros, Niger, and Japan." Uhmm Google machined - the nationality aspect (not race, not emotionally concerned or invested) the age difference between the parties involved 12 years? The age difference between Hughe Hefner and all the women walking around at the time of his living in the mansion? Japan 13,,, i guess 2 years is the slippery slope? Well this is beyond my pay grade for any deeply intellectual stimulating debates. Parents want to keep the little life that currently is occupying the residence of a 11 or 12 yr old. Wait, and make it worse sounding and say a 21 yr old male impregnated a fetus[scared]

nutsplash

Strange how you know this you pedo.

BillyWillie

Google knows more than me ... GOOGLE is a pedophile?

Dean

Police say Cobo-Perez is in this country illegally. = BUILD THE WALL. BUILD IT NOW.

nuusmaan

You mean, it's not already being built?

Momof3

In some parts of Texas yes.... but they can’t build the wall along the whole U.S. border, lots of obstacles!!! Trump is wasting our money people read your facts!! Really dig into it!

MyOwnMind

You're sure right. Lots of obstacles. Unpatriotic Americans and illegal loving wimps.

trsalemme

M.O.M LOLOLOL That was a good one :))

MyOwnMind

We need to throw you on the other side or better yet, under it.

BillyWillie

Stop giving foreign aid to the chosen tribe ( or Saudi Arabia and Egypt) and we might be able to afford the wall. But you know what that means, your television evangelists will say we have to protect the chosen peeps,,, because the ALMIGHTY can't protect them himself? Almighty has no cure for cancer ironically.

Momof3

The wall is not going to stop immigrants from coming to the U.S. illegally. There are more ways to cross a border and they will find a way. The wall is a waste of money and time!

MyOwnMind

Good. funnel them into a single area and shoot as they come through.

Tony G

It is never waste of time or money to provide a deterrent. Does a locked door keep a thief from entering? No! It merely makes getting in more difficult and keeps honest people honest. That;s what a wall also does.

Wazoolie

You’re right.....BULLETS ARE CHEAPER!

JF Conlon

That's for sure! Can one of you peeps out there tell us how much trump's Wall is costing each one of us 'legal taxpayers' (so far)? Remember, the funding is all up to the USA, not Mexico as trump promised.

Djamz

This piece of sh-it is clearly a f-cking brainless pedophile his 🥜’s need to be smashed, his a-ss shaved and lubed and thrown into general population at the local prison.

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Djamz

Daddy DummyHow’s your east valley child molestation community doing? I read the laws catching on to you perverts

MyOwnMind

Sounds like you have the experience to teach him.

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BillyWillie

That's what happens being brainwashed by the Hollywood tribe. Read up on "boiling christ in excrement" , Michael Hoffman has a great video out in regards to the foulness of the "chosen".

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looklikesneakers

love you Daddykinss ;) So good to see my baby in this thread!

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Wazoolie

I heard you are a ‘wide receiver’ , boy.

andthesurveysays

This poor girl. Anything that happens next will be very, very tough for someone that young. I hope she has plenty of family support.

nutsplash

Clearly one of Ricos relatives

Rico Rush

LOL, not even close live in the beautiful area of Ahwatukee.

Wayne kenoff

She’s a 5th grader. What’s wrong with people 😩😩

Tony G

Thia, coming from a person with a moniker synonymous with male masturbation. UN-Believable!

PaloVerde

Build the wall and deport them all !

Tony

Tell that to the politicians who live in gated communities who want the cheap labor and who don't care about these animals knocking up an 11 year old who we the taxpayers will now have to support. We need a revolution in this country.

nuusmaan

Do you think underpaid laborers are animals?

MyOwnMind

Don't know what else they are. Sure aren't insects.

Rico Rush

let the racist comments commence......

Wazoolie

And in your case the insipid, meaningless comments from pendejos.

Mingusdad

It’s not racist to despise a child rapist. Regardless of color they need to be exterminated.

BillyWillie

Woody Allen, Roland Polanski, Leon Frank = death and rape of Mary Phagan. Who is discharging hate to those masters of evasion. Hugh Hefner ring a bell?

Dean

Hey Rico has nothing to do with race, has to do with an illegal invader being in this country and being protected by the socialists who need their votes.

Mingusdad

Headline needs to be changed. He’s not a man and he’s not from Phoenix. Deport from30,000 feet.

Rico Rush

nope, but the baby will be from phoenix

nutsplash

Abort , problem solved.

Dean

considering the girl and her parents are most likely illegals as well the baby will be illegal according to the way the constitution was designed.

bruce

Nope. Born in the US, a citizen. And where does it say the girl and family are here illegally?

TRUMP supporter

I agree. Then build the wall.

JF Conlon

That about says it all. The rest is posturing.

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