Mother Suspects Child Got Pregnant After Alleged Sex Abuse

Published 12/20 2011 06:53AM

Updated 12/20 2011 07:30AM

BERKELEY COUNTY, WV - A 46-year-old man is in jail, after a girl accused him of forcing her have sex with him.

Police arrested David Canby Saturday morning after the 12-year-old's mother complained.

The child's mother told police she believes her daughter got pregnant after Canby had sex with the child.

In a statement to state police, the girl said the alleged incident happened in June while she was at Canby's home. The child also told police Canby apologized, and asked her not to tell anyone about the alleged incident.

Officials say Canby was arrested after he confessed to having sex with the child.

He is being held on $50,000 dollars bail.

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