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Abilene man, 31, charged with allegedly sexually abusing teen

By Elizabeth Weiss, Crime/Courts Reporter, eweiss@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 08:17:18 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 27 2014 11:13:29 AM CDT
John Jude Morales

John Jude Morales, 31, was arrested and charged with continuous sexual abuse on Monday.

ABILENE, Texas -

A 31-year-old Abilene man has been arrested with continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.

John Jude Morales is being held in Taylor County Jail on $65,000 bond after allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl late last year.

Abilene police say they received a call of a 13-year-old girl delivering premature baby that ultimately died. The circumstances seemed suspicious and an investigation was started, police have said.

According to police, Morales was accused of being the father of the infant and of other sexual assaults that took place in the victim's home. DNA results confirmed paternity, police said.

Police say Morales admitted to having sex with the girl on at least three different occasions. The assaults allegedly took place over a 30-day-period, police have said.