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Teenager’s possible pregnancy leads to arrest of family member

OKLAHOMA CITY–A middle aged man is arrested for raping a 14-year-old family member.

The alleged rape took place nearly three weeks ago but police arrested the suspect Wednesday night.

The accusations came to light only because the young victim told her mom she may be pregnant.

Police arrested 50-year-old Jimmy Powers for allegedly raping the 14-year-old victim.

Officials say the rest of the family had left the home to watch a movie when Powers allegedly climbed on top of the teen and said “Just let me do this. Don’t fight it.”

Investigators later found out about the alleged sex crime inside the home from the child’s mother.

MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “The calling party, a female, said the girl came to her and indicated she may be pregnant.  It was determined a male in the house had sex with her.”

According to police reports, Powers told the victim “She might be pregnant and she should not tell anyone or he would kill them if they found out.”

When confronted by the mother, Powers allegedly admitted to the crime saying, “It was an accident. I take full responsibility.”

According to police, the suspect asked the victim’s mother not to turn him in right away.

He claimed he wanted a few days to sell some things to make money before he left.

Powers has been booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

He’s being held on a $50,000 bond.