(CMR) A 41-year-old Florida man who allegedly raped and impregnated a 13-year-old family member told investigators that Voodoo was to blame for the sexual encounters. Jean Innocent, who was arrested last week, reportedly had sex with the child four times since she had abdominal surgery in 2020.
He has been charged with two counts of sexual battery with a child, one count of incest, and one count of impregnation of a child.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the 13-year-old victim — whose name is redacted to shield her identity as a minor — was brought to St. Mary's Hospital on December 19, suffering from abdominal pain. The child, who was found to be pregnant, told investigators of her ordeal.
The first “penile-vaginal sexual abuse” reportedly took place over the summer of 2022, while the second instance of sexual abuse took place in November 2022.
“The victim stated [redacted] was at work when [Innocent] entered her bedroom and told her ‘Give me 10-minutes,'” the affidavit states. “[Innocent] pulled down her bottoms, exposing her bare body, and he pulled down his pants. The victim climbed on top of her and inserted ‘his PP inside of her PP.' The victim said ‘no' and was refusing and crying. The victim stated that [Innocent] stopped and said, ‘never mind' because she was crying. He then left the room.”
Investigators organized a recorded one-party consent-controlled call from the victim to Innocent. During the call, the victim allegedly told Innocent that she had recently been throwing up, saying the hospital was about to give her a pregnancy test.
According to the affidavit, Innocent told her to say no and began making up a story to tell about a relationship with a boy named ‘Semen.' He told the victim if she tells, he would go to jail.
He then went on to tell the victim she was not pregnant because her period was not due for another week. The victim asked, ‘did you do it inside of me?' [Innocent] replied, ‘Yes, I think I do it.'”
The defendant allegedly added that he believed his “pre-ejaculation” could have caused the pregnancy.
Investigators took Innocent into custody and interviewed him regarding the allegations. Innocent allegedly told investigators that “he believes Voodoo caused him to have sexual intercourse with [the victim].” He further claimed that he only remembered having penile-vaginal intercourse with the victim on two separate occasions, with the first time about three months before his arrest.
“He stated that they were inside of his bedroom on his bed,” according to the affidavit. “[Innocent] described telling [the victim] he needed ‘5 minutes.' He then inserted his penis into her vagina. He stated that it was only for a few seconds, and then he stopped and left the room.”
Innocent allegedly said that the second instance of sexual abuse also took place inside of his bedroom. He reportedly entered and asked her for “10 minutes.”
“He stated that he told [the victim], ‘This is the last time I'm going to ask,'” the affidavit states. “He said that [the victim] had tears coming from her eyes, and she said OK. He then climbed on top of her and had penile-vaginal intercourse with her.”