Jun 3, 2015 12:27 PM by News Staff
A man arrested by Shasta County sheriff's deputies Tuesday allegedly sexually abused and impregnated his 13-year-old daughter last year.
Deputies were notified in October that a 14-year-old Burney girl had given birth to a baby in March 2014.
An investigation was launched, but the 14-year-old was reluctant to cooperate, and refused to identify who the father of her child was.
Investigators identified the girl's father a 35 year old Burney resident, as a suspect and issued a DNA test.
On Tuesday, the DNA results came in and the girl's father was identified as being the child's father. During subsequent questioning the man and his daughter admitted he was the person who impregnated her, when she was just 13.
The father was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for child molestation and the child was taken into protective custody.