RAPE CHARGE LIKELY
The 14 year old Maryland girl whose abandoned baby girl was left at a Queens firehouse told detectives she had sex with the father while in New York, an admission that will likely result in statutory rape charges against him. The father, Carlos Rodas, 27, of the Bronx, has been missing since February 28, the day his 6 month old daughter, Daniella Perez, was turned over to firefighters at a Corona firehouse by a cabbie who claimed a passenger had abandoned the child in his car. The cabbie admitted the following day that he was only trying to help his girlfriend, Rodas' sister, after Rodas claimed his teenage girlfriend had walked out on him, leaving him ill-suited to care for the baby. Despite their relationship, the girl is not old enough under state law to have consensual sex with an adult.