An Arizona man denied he had sex with a teenage girl, despite being presented with DNA evidence he was the child's father, police in Arizona said.
Now, the man faces child sex abuse charges.
A paternity test showed Terry Lee Fichtelman, 63, was the biological father of a 3-year-old who was conceived when the mother was approximately 14 years old, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.
Fichtelman is a registered sex offender, according to the Sheriff's Office. However, his name did not appear on the online Arizona sex offender registry.
The mother had been living at a residence where Fichtelman also resided in a separate residence.
Fichtelman denied the allegations, even after being confronted with the paternity test, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
He has been charged with sexual conduct with a minor, a class 2 felony. Fichtelman was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Detention Facility. The investigation is ongoing.
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