TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A 21-year-old man is behind bars for lewd or lascivious battery after a DNA test executed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement revealed he impregnated a 15-year-old girl.
According to the police report, a sexual battery was reported to Tallahassee Police on Sept. 2, 2019 by the mother of the victim. In that report, investigators were told the victim’s mother suspected her daughter was pregnant when her physical appearance began to change.
At that time, the victim tested positive for pregnancy, according to documents. According to the report, the victim disclosed that the father’s name was Malik, later identified as 21-year-old Malik Magwood.
Investigators spoke with the victim on Sept. 27, 2019 about the new information.
During the interview, the victim told investigators she met Magwood through social media and had been in a sexual relationship with him since March 2019. The victim had turned 16-year-old during the time period of the relationship.
The victim also told investigators the last time she was sexually active with Magwood was on July 4, 2019 when she visited him at the College Club Apartments in Tallahassee.
Later during the interview, investigators showed the victim a picture of Magwood, which she confirmed was the man she had been sexually active with when she was 15 years old.
According to the report, investigators contacted Magwood, who refused to cooperate and stated he had a lawyer.
On Dec. 9, 2019, DNA samples from Magwood, the victim and the baby were sent to the FDLE laboratory for analysis.
The report states that on March 13, 2020 Tallahassee PD received the FDLE’s report with the results of the comparison between the baby and Magwood.
According to the FDLE report, the DNA profiles from the baby and the known biological parent were compared with Magwood’s, resulting in a profile consistent with that required of a biological parent.
Based on the evidence, the investigators report said, Magwood is the father of said child, and therefore committed the crime of lewd or lascivious battery. Magwood was taken into custody on Monday and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.