Boyfriend Charged with Raping 13-Year-Old Girlfriend

April 29, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) _ An 18-year-old Rogers man has been arrested

on a rape charge after his 13-year-old girlfriend became pregnant.

Santiago Garcia-Pina is charged with the felony and was released

from jail on a ten-thousand dollar bond. The seventh-grade girl was

living with Garcia-Pina and his parents when police questioned him

earlier this month.

Garcia-Pina told police he had sex with his girlfriend of two

years a few days after she turned 13. He told police they had sex

because they wanted to get her pregnant so that her parents would

let her continue to live with him.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)