A 38-year-old man, Justin Armstrong, has told a court that an 11-year-old girl may have had sex with him while he slept. Armstrong, of Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, had been accused of sexually abusing the girl for 18 months before, getting her pregnant. Prosecutors at the Springfield District Court said the accused threatened the victim with arrest if she ever revealed his actions.
His lawyer, Anna-Marie Puryear, told the court that her client could not be pronuonced guilty until DNA testing results are ready.
Armstrong also told police that the girl had told him of a younger relative who had been sexually assaulting her for years. His bail has been set at $50,000 and the case adjourned to August 24, 2017.