An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a baby at a hospital in Murcia, south east Spain, where consensual incest between adults is legal & more shocking thing is the father of the child is her 14-year-old brother.
According to local reports, the child mum was rushed to hospital with stomach pains, with her parents believing she had an intestinal disorder.
But on arrival, the emergency department of La Arrixaca hospital quickly realised the girl was in the later stages of labour and about to give birth last Friday.
Police officers were called in to probe the identity of the dad and believe he was the older sibling of the child’s mum, a Bolivian immigrant.
He will not face any criminal proceedings under Spanish law as he is below the age of criminal responsibility.
DNA tests will now take place to confirm the family’s claims about who the baby’s dad is.
Regional Health authority boss Manuel Villegas described the case as “exceptional”, adding: “We have to wait now. An investigation is still ongoing and when everything has been clarified, we’ll see what has happened and if we can help in some way.”
Local reports said there was no evidence to suggest that it is a case of sexual exploitation or rape.They have had consensual sex, according to sources.
Both the mother and baby are said to be ‘doing well’.