NP Man Charged with Sex Assault After Teen Gets Pregnant

Fortino Chavez

Fortino Chavez

A 19-year-old North Platte man is facing a sexual assault charge after he allegedly impregnated a 16-year-old.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, on January 3, North Platte Police received a report that the 16-year-old female was eight months pregnant.  It was reported that Fortino Chavez was believed to be the father of the child.

An interview was conducted with the teen at the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center, and it was determined that, based on the girl’s statements, Chavez and the girl had engaged in sexual intercourse before the girl turned 16, the legal age of consent in Nebraska, and after he had turned 19.

Following an investigation, an Investigator determined that Chavez did have sex with the girl.

Chavez was charged with 1st degree sexual assault and jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Nebraska state law prohibits anyone 19 years or older from having sexual intercourse with anyone under the age of 16.

  • rowdy1

    He looks 12. How old was he when he impregnated her, as he is 19 now and she is 16.

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    • Dani

      “… Chavez and the girl had engaged in sexual intercourse before the girl turned 16… and after he had turned 19.”
      Did you actually read it?

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  • really????

    so they were together how long? and her parents let it happen but now that hes 19 hes getting charged? really charge the parents for letting it go on,,to me its kinda silly now if he was a real child molester he would not be in jail, go freakin figure

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  • >.< i smell b.s.

    WoWWWWW He is such a nice kid. I hope he isn’t the only one getting in trouble it takes TWO and where were her parents?

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  • James

    WTF? It took until the girl was 8 months pregnant before her parents knew about the relationship?! That’s pretty hard to believe.They’re just pissed off parents needing someone to blame for the disappointment they feel towards their daughter, and her choices in life.

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  • Hiho Hiho

    This is ridiculous!!! I hope the charges are dropped!!! This is not sexual assault!! I’m pretty sure the girl knew what she was doing!!

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