A North Augusta man is facing a sexual assault charge involving a minor.
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Martin Cruz-Merino, 37, of North Augusta, was arrested Aug. 16 and charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to jail records.
Police responded Aug. 9 to a case of reported criminal sexual conduct involving a minor, according to a report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said the juvenile victim complained of stomach pain and was taken to a hospital where the victim was informed she was pregnant, according to the report.
An Aiken man who previously lived in New Ellenton has pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 16.
The victim was determined to be seven weeks pregnant and police began to investigate the case, according to a report.
Police said the victim identified the suspect as the person who raped her.
Cruz-Martin is being held at the Aiken County detention center and has no bond.