Tuesday, November 12, 2019

10 year-old who discovered she was pregnant at the hospital accuses brother of r.a.p.e

A young girl has accused her brother of r.a.p.e after finding out she is eight months pregnant.

The 10-year-old only found out about her pregnancy when she went to hospital with her mum after complaining of pain in her back and abdomen, local media reports.

The incident is reported to have taken place in the city of Posadas, in the northern Argentina province of Misiones.

When doctors checked the child, it was found that she was near the end of her pregnancy, with just one month to go until her due date.

It's reported that the mum knew nothing of the alleged sexual abuse in her family and was shocked to hear her daughter was expecting.

She is due to give birth before the end of the year.

The girl was taken to the Doctor Fernando Barreyro, in Posadas, where she was told the news.

She allegedly claimed her 15-year-old brother had r.a.p.e.d her.

The case was raised to a special women only police station and it is now being investigated by the minors' judge Marcela Leiva and prosecutor Maria Laura Alvarez.

Special police stations of this kind are geared towards the needs of those who have suffered from gender violence.

Local reports says the victim did not understand what was happening to her and claims she was r.a.p.e.d only once.

The Department of Social Development reported that the brother of the victim, whose name has not been revealed, has been removed from the family.

The girl's mother is to be granted custody over the child and the Justice Department wants the child to continue with her education after the birth.

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