A Fort Pierce Central High School football player was arrested on a lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor charge after his 14-year-old cousin became pregnant with his baby.
Fort Pierce police began investigating the case on October after the teen girl’s mother gave her a pregnancy test that came up positive, and she admitted to having sex with her older cousin.
Investigators determined the two had sex in late June when the girl was visiting family at Sharieff Inuka Rhaheed-Muhammad’s home in Fort Pierce.
The girl told police that Rhaheed-Muhammad didn’t force himself on her and that the sex “just happened.” He tried again later and she turned him away, according to a police report.
The pregnancy was aborted in November, and genetic testing of the remains showed on Feb. 11 a nearly 100 percent chance that Rhaheed-Muhammad, 17, was the father. After Rhaheed and his mother refused to provide a DNA sample, police served a search warrant at the high school in November and took a swab of his DNA.
A 6’2″ 200-pound linebacker, Rhaheed-Muhammad just recently signed to play for the University of Louisville in the fall. He has no criminal history.
Rhaheed-Muhammad was released from juvenile detention Tuesday on the felony charge.