Mississippi man arrested in rape, impregnation of daughter - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Mississippi man arrested in rape, impregnation of daughter

Jose Maldonado.....Source: WTVA Jose Maldonado.....Source: WTVA

A multi-state investigation is underway in Calhoun County where a 22-year-old woman told investigators she was raped by her father. Sheriff Greg Pollan said the victim called police on June 16 and told them about the crimes.

After further investigation, deputies said there was enough evidence to arrest and charge 48-year-old Jose Antonio Maldonado of Calhoun County, with the rape of his daughter.

"Shocked is an understatement," Pollan said. "This isn't something we work very often, especially here in Calhoun County."

The victim told police her father began raping her years ago while they lived in Florida, and he continued to do so after they moved into the county.

"We truly feel for the family right now," Pollan continued. "We're happy she worked up the courage to tell police."

According to deputies, Maldonado also fathered his daughter's 8-month-old child.

Although the investigation is still in its early stages, Pollan expects there to be more charges soon.

Florida authorities have been contacted, as well as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Maldonado told investigators he was born in New York, but records allegedly show he was born in Mexico and may be an undocumented immigrant.

"We just have several things to sort out right now," added Pollan. "Authorities in Florida are helping us out with the case to help connect some dots."

Maldonado's bond has been set at $100,000. He's currently being held in the Calhoun County Jail.

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