Helena-West Helena, Arkansas:
In Arkansas a man was arrested for raping and impregnating an underage girl on July 24th.
Authorities in the town of Helena-West Helena have arrested and charged William Maylone Watson for the rape of a 15-year-old girl who was discovered pregnant for the third time.Watson is also a registered sex offender and is said to have been physically abusive towards the girl, says a family member who knew he was having sex with the minor.
The investigation started back in April when police learned the victim had a 1-year-old and 6-month-old in a house shared by her siblings and mother. Detectives took DNA samples from the victim and her 6-month-old child and concluded that Watson suspect in the rape after he tested positive as the infant’s father.
The 15-year-old girl, her two sisters and her two children were taken from the home in April when police found the pregnant victim, according to news reports.
Investigators say, the 36-year-old knew her daughter was being raped by 44-year-old William Watson and was even physically abusive towards her herself.
The mother, Christine Fulmer, was arrested and charged with three counts of permitting abuse of a minor, endangering welfare of an incompetent person, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bond was set at $110,000.
In February, Watson was interviewed by police but denied having any type of involvement with the teen.Later DNA revealed that to be untrue (he’s def.the child’s father) and Watson is charged with rape and violating the guidelines of being a registered sex offender.