Family 'in Shock' After Man Accused of Impregnating, Running Over 13-Year-Old Girl

A family is "still in shock" after a man was arrested for allegedly impregnating a 13-year-old girl and trying to run her over with a car.

Eduardo G. Rubio, 26, was apprehended in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on November 12 following an alleged violent assault on the girl, according to WRAL.

Rubio and the teen reportedly got into an altercation, with the man allegedly strangling the girl until she fell unconscious and attempting to hit her with a vehicle.

The girl, whose name has not been released to the public, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. An investigation reportedly found that Rubio had injured the girl's neck, face, shoulders, arms and knees.

The victim was also determined to be four-and-a-half months pregnant.

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A representational photo of police arresting a suspect taken on September 23, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Rubio is now being held at the Cumberland County Jail with bail set a little over $1 million, per Fox 13 in Memphis. He faces charges of statutory rape, attempted first-degree murder, attempted murder of an unborn child, first-degree kidnapping, and three counts of assault by strangulation, according to arrest records.

Authorities first honed in on Rubio last week while searching for the 13-year-old, who had gone missing at the time, Law & Crime reported. It is unknown how long she had disappeared or what evidence pointed towards Rubio. It was during this search that the Fayetteville Police Department received the call about the girl being found wounded and unconscious.

The girl's mother told WRAL that she had been in a relationship with Rubio for four years prior to this incident, but was not aware that her daughter was being abused.

The teen reportedly told investigators that Rubio had been abusing her for roughly two-and-a-half years since she was 11.

The girl's mother is also currently pregnant with Rubio's child, according to WRAL.

Rubio was reportedly aware of the teen's pregnancy. In October, he allegedly used his own urine to dupe a pregnancy test that the victim was given during a medical exam, Law & Crime reported.

Newsweek reached out to the Fayetteville Police Department for a comment on this story.

In February 2019, a South Carolina minister Phillip Jerard Buckson admitted to raping and impregnating a teen girl. The victim said the sexual intercourse with Buckson began in 2015.

"The victim disclosed she has never had sexual intercourse with anyone other than Buckson," a police report provided to Newsweek stated. "She disclosed that from this sexual intercourse she became pregnant on two occasions. On both occasions she disclosed that she underwent abortions to terminate the pregnancies."