Thursday, May 08, 2008

10-year old gives birth!!!

A man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl who later gave birth in eastern Idaho.

The girl gave birth less than two weeks ago by caesarian section at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Fremont County Sheriff Ralph C. Davis and other authorities said. Officials would not disclose the gender, date of birth or paternity of the baby.

"I wouldn't have believed a 10-year-old could conceive in the first place," Davis said.

A hospital spokeswoman would not discuss the condition of the girl or the baby and would not say whether either was still in the hospital Wednesday.

The story was first reported by KIDK-TV.

St. Anthony police began investigating on April 28 after medical personnel alerted police that a pregnant child had come in for treatment.

Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez, 37, of St. Anthony, was arrested the same day, Police Chief James Smith said.

"We had good information from witnesses," Smith said. More...

See also: Poverty and baby brides: this is terribly sad.
And this: She is 8 ... and she wants a divorce! A very brave girl!

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