A 10-year-old girl in Brazil gave birth on the 7th of July, hours after saying that she had a terrible stomach ache while she was in class.
The teachers took her to the hospital where the doctors discovered that she was seven months pregnant and in the late stages of labor. The birth went normally, without complications, even though the baby was born prematurely. The girl and her baby are still recovering in the hospital.
After giving birth, she told her mother that her 40-year-old stepfather had raped her. The mother reported the case to the police and the young girl later told them that her stepfather threatened to kill her mother and brother if she came forward.
The stepfather, who had since left the household, was arrested and confessed to raping the girl.
He was charged with rape of a child and illegal possession of firearms.