CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Madison police have arrested a man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and got her pregnant.
32-year-old Desmond Maurice Cheeks was taken into custody at the Madison Walmart early Friday morning. He is being held in Canton without bond.
He was wanted out of Canton and was charged with statutory rape.
Lieutenant Terence Ware with Canton Police said the Mississippi Department of Human Services contacted Canton police on February 13 after receiving a report from medical personnel at the hospital the teen gave birth at.
It was believed the girl got pregnant by her 16-year-old boyfriend, but a deeper investigation and DNA evidence proved that someone else was the father. Police were then informed of 32-year-old Cheeks.
It was eventually disclosed to police, through the child, that Cheeks is the father.