A Frankfort man has been indicted on a charge of rape after a girl under the age of 14 had a child, and a paternity test showed he is probably the father, a prosecutor says.
Melvin Machado, of 394 Sequoyah Trail #4, allegedly had sex with a girl in March 2011, who became pregnant, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said, but the girl says she didn’t know she was pregnant until she went into labor.
“She started having stomach pains, went to a doctor and the doctor said ‘you’re in labor,’” he said.
The DNA paternity test showed a more than 99 percent likelihood of 29-year-old Machado being the father, Cleveland says.
“That’s pretty good odds,” Cleveland said.
Kimberly Brown, 45, of 6225 Louisville Road #3, was also indicted Wednesday by a Franklin County grand jury for theft by unlawful taking, according to court records.
Brown was working as a clerk at Big E Market, a convenience store on Evergreen Road, Cleveland said. The store management noticed cash was missing and set up a surveillance camera, he said.
The camera caught her stealing about $1,800 from the cash register March 16, he said.
Also indicted was 37-year-old William Hafley on a charge of raping an 8-year-old girl, according to court records.
Hafley, who was on probation for a previous offense against a child, was caught having sex with the child, Cleveland said.
Hafley’s five-year probation was revoked Friday in Franklin Circuit Court. He is lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail.