Man who tried to get abortion for 12-year-old he abused sentenced to 50 years in prison

Posted at 7:37 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 08:38:39-05

WAXAHACHIE, TX — A man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after he got his girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter pregnant and then tried to get her an abortion. He plead guilty to continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Paul Flanigan, 37, took the 12-year-old to Planned Parenthood in Dallas in Nov. 2018, according to CBSDFW.COM.

Planned Parenthood notified police, and they began to investigate. They discovered the sexual assault began when the victim was 11 years old and happened in both Dallas and Ellis county.

The victim gave birth in February, and DNA proved the child was Flanigan's.