Police Probing Pregnancy Of A 12-Year-Old Girl

Police in Trinidad are probing into who was responsible for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby boy at the San Fernando General Hospital on April 23rd, 2016.

The probe is, however, being complicated as the police now have two different reports of how the Form One student came to be impregnated. One report is that she became pregnant by one of two family members who were sexually abusing her, and the other is that she was raped by a stranger.

Hospital officials and officers from the Children’s Protection Unit of T&T Police Service confirmed the incident.

The T&T Guardian reported that it was told that when the girl became impregnated she was living with her mother, who is nursing a medical condition, and father. But after giving birth to a baby boy, she and her baby moved in with other relatives.

Trinidadian police were tipped off that the child had for several months been a victim of sexual abuse by two male relatives, but her family tried to cover it up. She was reportedly taken out of school and arrangements were made for her to have the baby delivered at home. However, the child developed complications at home and had to be rushed to the hospital, officers were told. In keeping with hospital’s policy, officials contacted the police because the girl is a minor.

When the child was interviewed by Trinidad Children Protection Unit officers she said she was sexual assaulted by a stranger.

Detectives are investigating all angles, including the veracity of her second story, as they continue their investigations.

Source: (T&T Guardian)