Mexico: Minor suffered sexual violence by stepfather

Niña mexicana que dio a luz fue víctima sexual de padrastro

The Attorney General of the State of Jalisco, Tomas Coronado Olmos said this afternoon at a press conference in Guadalajara that research about the child who had a baby have produced a fact: it does not have 9 years. It will, he said, between 12 and 13 years.

As if, for her, two or three years made the difference: Organization Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico said for days that the child, regardless of age, suffered sexual violence. He said: “Any type of sexual intercourse with minors, half a power relationship, and is considered sexual abuse,” by her stepfather, which shattered the first version of the father of the baby would have been a 17 years.

Stepfather is the baby’s father

The agency said in a statement that the police arrested the stepfather of 44 years, Guadalupe Garcia who was identified after DNA tests done with the baby. The man also admitted abusing his stepdaughter, according to the prosecutor. He Abused the child when would be approximately 10 years.

In research “was learned that initially the minor reached agreement with his stepfather” to give the version of an alleged boyfriend of 17 years and thus conceal Guadalupe Garcia.

Jalisco authorities reported last week that the girl had given birth and was 9.

Now, however, the prosecutor said that an anthropological study established that “chronological age is 13 years, with a margin of error that can be up to plus or minus 8 months.”

The mother and child, and the baby, were sent to a shelter. The father-stepfather could receive between 12 to 20 years in prison.

Another opinion in dentistry noted that “it is considered that the likely age is 12 years,” added the attorney.

According to the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico, 11.512 girls between 10 and 14 years reported at least one child in 2011, and of these, 318 were 10 years old at birth.

The spokesman for the Jalisco state attorney general, Lino Gonzalez, said the hospital and the family of the girl-notified authorities of the unusual birth a week ago. Gonzalez said the girl and her baby are in good condition. The baby was born with normal weight in Zoquipan Hospital in the city of Guadalajara.
“First we want to see if it really was that boy’s father, in what circumstances the baby was conceived. Gonzalez told The Associated Press.
“For his age, his body is not fit and in the best position to have a baby”, so the baby was born “via cesarean,” said the doctor told reporters, adding that both were discharged last weekend week in good health.

The girl’s mother, whose name was not released by authorities, told investigators that she realized that her daughter was pregnant until seven months pregnant. The girl was taken to the hospital when the labor pains began, before giving birth on January 27 2013. “The lady did not know he had to report,” Gonzalez said.

The state of Jalisco, in the same year, 465 girls aged 10 to 14 were mothers. The Network established that nine out of 10 girls aged 15 to 17 who is mom to school not because he is denied the right to education.

Furthermore, “the majority of cases are a result of sexual abuse, rape and social isolation.”

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