Tereso Lopez, 22, arrested for forcing a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him, affidavit says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A West Palm Beach man is under arrest for forcing a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him and impregnating her, according to a probable cause affidavit.

According to police, the incident happened in March of this year.  Tereso Ramos Lopez, 22, approached the 15-year-old victim when she was watching her father play indoor soccer at 1016 Clare Avenue, according to the arrest affidavit.  

The two left and walked over to Ramos Lopez's car.  He told the girl he wanted to have sex with her but she refused, according to the affidavit.

Ramos Lopez forced her inside the rear of the car and forced her to have sex with him, according to police.

The victim did not disclose the incident until she learned she was pregnant this August. 

Ramos Lopez initially denied having sex with the victim, according to police.

He later changed his story and told police he did engage  in sexual intercourse with the victim but said it was not forced, a police report states.

Ramos Lopez is charged with child abuse, lewd and lascivious battery and a person over 21 impregnating a child under 16.

On Thursday morning Judge Caroline Shepherd ordered Ramos Lopez  to have no contact with the alleged victim and no contact with anyone under 18.

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