A Springdale man was arrested Thursday after allegedly impregnating a Springdale teenager.
Billy Pedro, 33, was arrested on suspicion of felony rape. He remained Friday night in the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said Pedro carried on a relationship with a local teenager over at least the last nine months. She is five months pregnant as a result of the relationship, police said.
Springdale detectives began investigating the situation after receiving information from the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children division. After interviewing the victim and two family members, police arrested Pedro.
Pedro and the victim had been living in a local apartment for five to seven days at the time of the investigation, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Pedro’s arraignment is set for June 9.