Boca Raton police arrested him on multiple counts of illegal sexual activity with a child.

BOCA RATON — A 70-year-old man is facing charges after impregnating a 13-year-old, Boca Raton police records show.

Last week, the teen went to North Broward Medical Center complaining of abdominal pain. Doctors said she was 14 weeks pregnant.

The teen told police that Renaud Jerome repeatedly raped her at the Boca Raton home they lived in together. The relationship between Jerome and the girl is redacted from police records.

Jerome, who was at the hospital with the teen, told police he helps care for the girl. He claimed that they had consensual sex several times over the last few months. He said the unborn child is his.

The age of consent in Florida is 18 years old, according to Florida Statutes. People between the ages of 16 and 17 can give consent to a partner up to the age of 23. No one under the age of 16 legally can consent to sexual activity.

Jerome was arrested Saturday on multiple counts of illegal sexual activity with a minor as well as a charge of impregnating a child.

He is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without the possibility of posting bond as his case moves through the court system. A judge ordered he have no contact with the teen or anyone under the age of 18.

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