DC man pleads guilty after sexually abusing own daughter, who gave birth to his child

A 39-year-old D.C. man has pled guilty to sexually abusing his teenage daughter, who became pregnant and gave birth to his child, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of D.C.

The man, who has not been identified to protect the privacy of the victim, pled guilty to first-degree child sexual abuse with aggravating circumstances. He could serve 17 years in prison, and will be required to register for 10 years as a sex offender and also complete a term of supervised release.

Officials say that the man sexually abused his daughter at the family's home in Northwest. They say he sexually abused her on two additional occasions.

The girl said that she never told anyone because she did not want to be the cause of the family breaking up. Investigators say when the girl found that she was pregnant as a result from the abuse, she came forward. The girl later gave birth to the child.

The man was arrested in August 2018 and has been in custody ever since.