SAN TAN VALLEY — A 30-year-old Pinal County man was arrested after a 15-year-old girl told her mother that she was pregnant.

Christopher Duvall, of San Tan Valley, was arrested April 2 and charged with sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor and sexual abuse. He remains in the Pinal County Adult Detention Center with a $250,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court June 1.

In Arizona, the presumptive prison term for sexual assault, a Class 2 felony, is five years and the aggravated term is 12.5 years if it is a first offense.

During a telephone call recorded by investigators, Duvall allegedly told the victim to go to Planned Parenthood and have an abortion, according to court records. The girl also threatened to tell her mother about the pregnancy and that he was the father of the child.

“Christopher (Duvall) informed the girl during the call that she would have to lie to her mother about who got her pregnant,” court records read.

The victim told investigators that Duvall gave her beer at a birthday party and got her drunk. He then allegedly had sex with the young girl in the backyard of a home in San Tan Valley.

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Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.

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