DEPUTIES: Man Admits Raping 14-Year-Old, Says He Fathered Her Child

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for raping a 14-year-old girl, who he claims is the mother of his child.

Pitt County deputies have charged Miguel Mendoza with first degree statutory rape.

Deputies say the 14-year-old was raped back in April, possibly happening on Dean Drive.

DSS alerted deputies to the possible rape. Deputies say Mendoza admitted having sex with the 14-year-old, that she was his girlfriend and he is the father of her child.

Mendoza, who is from Washington, is in the Pitt County jail on a $300,000 bond.


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  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Aug 8, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    For those who are blaming the girl for "crying rape", the story says that DSS-NOT the girl-alerted the police. There is definately more to this story if DSS was already involved. JamesRegal, IF she is 14 and IF he is the father of "her child", THEN there is all the evidence of statutory rape needed. Supposedly, HE has ADMITTED to the sex and fathering the child. If you want to get rid of the "age of consent" laws, then do you believe that a 9 year old, a 5 year old, or a toddler can give consent, because that is what child molesters/rapists will claim. In many cases they already defend their actions by saying that the child "begged them" and "flirted with them".
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington - Dean Dr on Aug 8, 2009 at 03:41 AM
    The baby is about a year and a half old, and that would have made the 'mom' around 12 when she had him. You cannot blame a child of this age for getting pregnant, so blame must be put on the man who would have been around 20 when this relationship started. I would like to note, however, that this man came to visit her and the baby almost daily. He was often seen playing in the front yard with the little one and seemed to care for them very much. It's a tough situation for them - the man obviously took advantage of the girl, but whats done is already done and there is a little boy now that needs his father. And 1 more note - the girls parents seem to be good, hardworking people who work long hours and probably didn't even know the guy existed before she became pregnant. They are the people who are paying for this boys' care - NOT taxpayers. It is a family matter - which is how we all should leave it.
  • by say Location: abnc on Aug 8, 2009 at 01:51 AM
    It is against the law no matter what..she is 14, not consentual age in NC or any other state I hope
  • by JamesRegal on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:10 PM
    Say goodbye to "innocent until proven guilty" and the freedoms our forefathers gave their lives to enact and protect! Posting picture, name, etc. on “allegations” as facts? There are clearly two sides to this story, yet the young man is singled out by the media, which will “try him in the court of public opinion with only one side of the story regardless of the ultimate outcome. I am not condoning the "ALLEDGED" activity, but Americans are giving away most every constitutional right under the current paranoia around “Statutory; consensual” sexual activity prosecutions. The young man deserves his day in an unbiased court, not the court of public opinion resulting from one-sided media articles and the inevitable reader comments. Stop the RSO as it relates to consensual sexual activity and abandoning the foundation of our constitution insanity!! Innocent until proven guilty.
  • by To chell Location: washington on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM
    Is this baby 1 and a half years old? That would put her at around 12 when she had the kid. Hmm...seems a little young to be "pregnate".
  • by Fed Up Location: Greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:11 PM
    First of all to mom..why does it matter what race the girl is?? It has Nothing to do with what happened to her. It could of just as easily happened to a young girl of any race, so how about leave the race part out of it and go back to grammar school to learn how to talk. I get so fed up with people always blaming race on a situation when half the time it has nothing to do with it. Now a days, young girls have no respect for themselves and there are WAY too many of them getting pregnant which in turns leaves it up to the hard working taxpayers to pay for their child's insurance. And what does our wonderful government keep doing, giving them what they want instead of making them earn it the way the rest of world has to. Do you really think that I want my hard earned money going to a woman that is too lazy to get off of her butt and get a job especially when I know what a lot of the money goes towards???? Ummmm NO I don't but unfortunately we all know that will never be the case.
  • by to mom Location: washington on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:59 PM
    Who ever said it was a white girl? Noone did. Doesn't sound like he was that much of a player if he went after a 14 year old.
  • by Jane Doe on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    I had a child at 15 and not one time did I receive any government assistance and guess what I am working on a PhD. So, sometime these young ladies end up making great citizens. My son is also attend college as well!!
  • by mom Location: washington on Aug 7, 2009 at 06:03 PM
    to chell i do know this man do not know the girl but he can get any girl that cross his path he was dating this girl because they had and more likely he dump her and now she yelling rape because this guy is not a person that ready to just stay with one girl he a player and know he paying the price for messing with a white girl i alway say stick with you owe race
  • by chell Location: washington on Aug 7, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    I know this girl and her family is helping her take care of her baby. They have been for the past 1 1/2 years. They are a close family. So unless you know the whole truth don't put down this girl. And you never know he could of raped her before and got her pregnate. And to all of those wondering YES she is here legally!
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