A 70-year-old man entered a Florida hospital with a 13-year-old girl and told medical staff that the child was in severe “constipation” pain. After inspecting the child, horrified nurses immediately called the police to arrest the elderly man.
Elderly man takes girl to emergency room for ‘constipation’ and is arrested
When Renaud Jerome, 70, walked into a Palm Beach County hospital with a little girl who was in a lot of pain, hospital staff members took his excuse with a grain of salt.
When Jerome checked a 13-year-old girl into North Broward Medical Center, he explained that the girl was experiencing horrible pain due to severe “constipation.”
Unwilling to simply accept her diagnosis, the nurses began performing standard tests on the child. It was then that they discovered the real reason for the young girl’s discomfort.
According to The Palm Beach Post, Jerome, who speaks only Creole, was arrested after medical staff discovered that the girl’s abdominal pain was not due to “constipation” but because she was 14 weeks pregnant with the 70-year-old man’s baby.
The hospital immediately notified Boca Raton police, who arrested Jerome on multiple counts of unlawful sexual activity with a child.
Once she was alone with police, the girl reportedly told officers that Jerome had repeatedly raped her in the home they shared.
The girl told police that the older man would “touch her and have sex with her,” and was undoubtedly the father of her unborn baby.
Jerome admitted that he was the father of the girl’s child, again emphasizing that their relationship was completely consensual. He also told police that he had sex with the girl at least three times in the past few months and that it was his idea.
He was charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of pregnancy of a child.
It is unclear what sentence Jerome faces. However, most would agree that he should never set foot outside of prison again.
Although he has little time left on this earth, he should certainly spend it behind bars, where he can never harm another child.