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NJ man who impregnated 13-year-old arrested in Texas

NEW JERSEY (PIX11) – A former Plainfield resident who fled to Honduras after impregnating a 13-year-old girl was arrested in Texas trying to re-enter the country.

Police say 38-year-old Israel Romero had first sexually assaulted the girl when she was only 12.

Cops say the assaults took place at his home and ultimately resulted in a pregnancy.

Authorities learned of the assault after they were notified by the family. Romero is facing sex assault charges.

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