KEY POINTS

  • The man sexually abused the girl for two years
  • The victim, now a teenager, said the man "manipluated her"
  • The judge also gave the man 15 years of post-release supervision

A 46-year-old Westchester County man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for fathering a child with a 12-year-old girl after two years of sexual abuse.

During Tuesday’s hearing, the girl, now a teenager, said in her victim-impact statement that she loved Pablo Dure but realized he had been manipulating her. She called him “selfish, arrogant and stubborn,” LoHud.com reported.

In a statement read out by an assistant prosecutor in a county court in White Plains ahead of Dure’s sentencing, the girl said she was upset when the man tried to convince her to get an abortion.

“I loved you but that meant nothing to you,” she stated, according to LoHud.com. “Now I hate you because you wanted to kill her.”

Dure was arrested in April 2020 and was accused of sexually abusing the child beginning in December 2017 — when she was just 10 years old. The victim’s mother found out about the crime in January 2020 — when the daughter was 33 weeks pregnant. A DNA test after the child’s birth confirmed Dure to be the father.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony, reported NY Post.

Dure was sentenced by Westchester County Judge Susan Cacace, who also gave him 15 years of post-release supervision. He is also not allowed to get in touch with the victim and their daughter until 2046.

The man apologized at his sentencing, saying that “there is not a single night that I don’t regret what I have done.” The victim’s father slammed Dure and said that he “no longer deserves to be called dad by his other children.”

“My daughter doesn’t wake up to play anymore, to run in the park to read a book,” the victim’s father said, reported LoHud. “Now she’s only going to live for her own daughter.”

He continued: “You’re going to get my forgiveness, those precious children, I’m not going to teach them hate.”

Dure is also facing a lawsuit related to the crimes. The girl’s father has sued him, the Croton-Harmon school district and Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School, where the victim was a student at the time of the abuse.

The lawsuit says that the school and district failed to report "the abuse, rape and maltreatment" of the girl, "even though they had reasonable cause to suspect" that she was pregnant.

The Westchester County Judge said she was surprised by the victim and her father’s “easy forgiveness.”

Pedophile Photo: Gettyimages/PHILIPPE HUGUEN