Per reports, the little girl was taken to the hospital after she experienced stomach pains. Officials also said that she gave birth to her baby a short time later. The 12-year-old girl was just 11 years old when she was ra-ed in the family home. Prosecutor Buckley said the offending came to light when the girl was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning suffering with severe stomach pains. Within a couple of hours she had given birth. The court heard a midwife carefully asked the girl whether she had had se* and the youngster replied that she didn’t know. When asked if she had consented she said she thought so but wasn’t sure.
According to the court documents, the 12-year-old girl was reportedly ra-ed by her 14-year-old brother. The siblings were growing up in a dysfunctional home where the parents exercised little control and created a culture of secrecy and lies and where there were “blurred se-ual boundaries”, per reports. The teenage father, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory ra-e when he appeared in the dock for sentencing. Prosecutor Buckley said it was not clear whether the girl realised she was pregnant or not. She told a midwife she had not known but she was overheard telling other people in hospital that she had known.
The authorities became involved and the girl’s brother was interviewed by police. He admitted to officers that he had his sibling had been wrestling downstairs on one occasion while their parents were out and they had then gone upstairs to wrestle on the bed as it was more comfortable. He said they had begun kissing before each removing their own clothes and then having se*. The prosecutor said there were no suggestions that any coercion or threats had been involved in the incident. In an impact statement which was read to court the girl said she didn’t want to go home any more and just wanted to live the normal life of a girl her age and wanted her baby to have the best life.
The defendant’s attorney said the background to the offending were the difficult and dysfunctional circumstances of the family unit where the mother and father created a culture of secrecy and lies. He said it was clear from the numerous reports before the court that the children had been subjected to a dysfunctional, neglectful, and potentially abusive upbringing where there was little in the way of parental control or guidance. The defendant is now living with foster parents, is responding well to their positive influence, and is remorseful. Judge Vosper made the teenager the subject of a two-year youth referral order with a supervision requirement and an activity requirement. The defendant will be a registered se* offender for 30 months. Dear readers, we are republishing this story amid recent reports that child se-ual abuse has surged in America during the pandemic.
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