Could you imagine being pregnant and not even knowing it until you were in labor? Now, imagine how scary it would be to learn you were in labor if you were a ten-year-old girl.
Last Tuesday, a ten-year-old girl was in class and began to complain about a horrible stomach ache. The pain was so severe that teachers and school officials evacuated her to a nearby hospital, where doctors discovered that she was actually in the late stages of labor.
Upon being admitted to the emergency room, they discovered that she was seven months pregnant. Shortly thereafter, she gave birth.Despite the mother’s incredibly young age and the baby’s prematurity, the delivery went through with no complications. Both are still recovering in the hospital.
According to the family, neither they nor the little girl had any idea that she was pregnant. A spokesman for the police department said, “The mother alleges that she, along with other family members, hadn’t noticed, taking into consideration the child’s small frame.”
After the delivery the girl confided to her mother that her forty-year-old stepfather had sexually assaulted her. The girl’s mother then notified authorities who interviewed the child. She told police that her stepfather had threatened to kill the family if she told anyone about his abuse.
The stepfather had not living with them at the time of the birth. He was arrested and soon confessed to raping the ten-year-old. They have charged him with rape of a child and possession of an illegal firearm.
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