Suspect says piece of clothing got 11-year-old pregnant

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it happened due to a piece of cloth.

Robert Cronin, of New York, pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday. That same day, he toldWTEN that the child became pregnant after touching a piece of clothing on which he’d ejaculated.

“Do you understand why it would be hard for people to understand the reasoning behind this conception that you’re offering?” Anya Tucker, of WTEN, asked, with Cronin responding “yes.”

Cronin says “the Niskayuna Police who arrested him are just lacking in scientific knowledge,” WTEN reported.

Cronin, who was held without bail, allegedly has 5 children with a fiance. He did not deny being the father to the child born to the 11-year-old child, CBS affiliate WREG reported.