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Indiana State Police arrested a Jefferson County man on a child molesting charge last week following an investigation by detectives at the Versailles Post.

Versailles post detectives began their investigation after being notified that a 13-year-old girl was reportedly pregnant. Officers determined that Manuel Lopez Velasquez, 26, was the father of the baby and arrested him Wednesday on a charge of child molesting, a Level 1 felony.

The pregnant teen was also reported to be living with Velasquez and the two were involved in a relationship, according to the ISP.

Velasquez was taken to Jefferson County Jail and remains there pending his initial appearance in Jefferson County Circuit Court. The investigation is ongoing.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana Department of Child Services.