The boy, 15, accused of raping his own sister is still a minor and so he could not be charged, as per laws in Argentina but has been removed from the family.
A 10-year-old girl in Argentina was shocked to learn that she was in the advanced stages of pregnancy after allegedly being raped by her teenage brother. The mother of the minor from Posadas, in the northern Argentina province of Misiones, made the revolting discovery after taking her daughter to the hospital when she complained of abdomen and back pain. After conducting some initial tests, the doctors announced that she was eight months pregnant. That's when the unnamed girl revealed her plight according to Daily Mail.
After the victim explained that her 15-year-old brother had raped her, the doctors referred her case to a special women-only police station, which focuses on aiding the survivors of gender violence. According to local reports, the girl said that she couldn't comprehend what was happening to her when her brother allegedly molested her once. The case is currently being investigated by the minors' judge Marcela Leiva and prosecutor Maria Laura Alvarez. Following the sickening revelation, the brother of the victim was removed from the family according to the Department of Social Development.
Girl, 10, eight months pregnant ‘after being raped by her brother’ https://t.co/3NdSFFG4MD— NewsfeedsMedia (@NewsfeedsMedia) 11 November 2019
Speaking to local news outlets, Ana Maria Pereira, the Head of the Department of Childhood of the Ministry of Social Development, explained that it was too late for the girl to abort the fetus. Unfortunately, even going through with the pregnancy poses an equal threat to both the baby and the girl. Furthermore, she added that the unborn child's grandmother has been granted custody of the baby. The Justice Department wants the minor to continue with her schooling after she has given birth.
When questioned whether the mother had any prior knowledge about the disgusting crime committed against her daughter, she reportedly said that she didn't. The mother absolutely astounded to find out that her daughter was pregnant. The boy accused of raping his own sister is still a minor and so regrettably he could not be charged, as per laws in Argentina. The boy's aunt is currently given the custody of the 15-year-old after initially being transported to a center for children which houses kids involved in legal conflicts.
The victim has five other brothers who live in the same house as her. After paying a visit to the family's residence in the neighborhood of Santa Rita, Posadas, social services workers revealed that the other siblings are living under good conditions harmoniously. When news about the alleged rape reached twitter, here's how people reacted: @HeggieTBK was appalled after learning that the older brother could not be charged for his unspeakable actions. She wrote: HE'S 15!!! How can a 15 year old NOT be charged for raping & impregnating his 10 yr old sister?! Unable to comprehend this reality, another @manlikeyou4 wrote: Naaaaah .. naaaaaaaah..naaaaaah..omg