LAKE PLACID - A Lake Placid man was arrested Thursday on allegations that he had sex more than once with a 13-year-old girl, which led to her getting pregnant. Pedro Valladares Martinez, 27, of Sudburry Drive, Lake Placid, was charged with lewd and lascivious acts on a victim 12 to 16 years of age.........<more at link> http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jul/31/la-family-tries-to-get-marriage-license-for-13-yea/ A few thoughts I will try to pose as delicately as possible....... HER parents were behind trying to get the license. The sex occurred multiple times at HER residence. I will bet you he's either a 'family friend' or a 'distant relative'. I would not be surprised if my assumption that this family is also hispanic is correct & that they may be here illegally and HE is legal. We keep seeing stories of very young hispanic girls impregnated by much older hispanic men with MULTIPLE family members being aware of the abuse & seemingly supportive of it.Why?Is this a rural,cultural thing ? Is this to secure green cards? Yes it happens across all ethnicities and with legal residents/citizens but ,& maybe it's just me,it seems like a pattern with it being hispanic families & I suspect we will hear more of these stories. I am trying to be delicate here & not offend but the girls keep getting younger & younger with the family looking the other way & it seems like it could be prevented if we could found out WHY it keeps happening. Has anybody else noticed this?