Niskayuna Man Arrested After 11-Year-Old Gives Birth To His Child
Niskayuna Police have arrested a man after an 11-year-old girl gave birth to his child.
According to WTEN-TV in Albany, 33-year-old Robert Cronin is facing a Felony charge of Predatory Sexual Assault after DNA confirmed that the baby born at Bellevue Women's Center belonged to him.
Cronin pleaded Not Guilty in town court. WTEN reporter Anya Tucker asked Cronin in a jailhouse interview,
Do you understand why it would be hard for people to understand the reasoning behind this conception that you’re offering?
Cronin responded, "Yes." Cronin went on to tell Tucker that he believes the girl got pregnant after she used an article of clothing he used to masturbate with. He went on to say that police lacked the scientific knowledge to understand what really happened.
Police charged Cronin with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Felony Predatory Sexual Assault against a child less than 13.
WTEN reports that the mother and baby are safe and are being well cared for.