A South Florida man who is accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl told investigators that he is in love with her.West Palm Beach Police this week arrested 23-year-old Mario Rubendi Recinos Lucas on four counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the age of 12 and 18.Police say the girl told detectives that she met Recinos when he moved into an apartment near where she lived, and that the had been dating for a year and a half.She added that he would take her, her sister and another child to school in the mornings, and he would visit her at home after work, according to the police report.The girl told detectives that her mom asked Recinos to get her children so that she could do chores, and that he acted as if he was taking care of them when the parents were not home.Additionally, police learned that the girl had sex with the suspect on four occasions, the first time being in July of last year, about four months after they started dating.The arrest report states that the suspect told officers that he met the girl in December of 2018 when she was 12, and he initially did not want to get involved with her. However, he felt an attraction for her and started dating her soon thereafter.Recinos said that he wanted to tell the girl’s mother, but the girl suggested he not do so, so he could avoid going to jail.He also told investigators that he wants to have a family with the girl.Police say the girl gave birth to a boy two weeks ago.
Hockey took a back seat with just over three minutes remaining in Saturday night’s Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest between the Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the NDCC Arena.That’s when a collision near boards by the Leafs bench sent 17-year-old Brandon Butlin into convulsions, forcing the Nitehawks forward to be taken to local hospital by ambulance and the game to be halted with 2:45 remaining in the third period.”Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family,” an emotionally shaken Beaver Valley assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto said from outside the visitor’s dressing room.Nelson was holding a 5-2 lead at the time.Butlin had the puck near the Nelson blueline when Leaf winger Dustin Reimer hit the Hawks’ forward with a clean check.The Trail native collided with the boards and immediately went into convulsions with his legs flailing.Training staff from both teams rushed to the injured player and without hesitation called for an ambulance.Rink staff quickly ran to fetch the AED (automated external defibrillator) for training staff as a precaution in case the Hawks’ player went into cardiac arrest. At no time did Butlin stop breathing.A short time later B.C. Ambulance paramedics arrived, applied a neck brace to Butlin and gave him oxygen before carefully using a spine board to put him on the stretcher for the short trek to Kootenay Lake Hospital.”Brandon took a hard his near the boards and didn’t respond,” Cominotto explained when asked if he knew what happened on the ice.”He was conscious and breathing but he was not in a good way,” Cominotto added.Colton McCarthy, who finished with two points to lead the Leafs to the victory, didn’t think the hit was that bad.”It’s really sad,” McCarthy said. “I saw him get hit but I thought it was a clean hit, he just fell into the boards wrong.”Linden Horswill scored twice while James Sorrey and Colton Schell added singles for Nelson.Ryan Edwards and Butlin replied for the Hawks.The game was called with 2:45 remaining in the game by referee Shawn Peel. The game official told The Nelson Daily after the game the decision was made in agreement by both coaches.No word if the remaining time will be made up to complete the game at a later date.