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10-year-old Girl Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

MADRID -- A 10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain and authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby, an official said Tuesday.

The baby was born last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, said Micaela Navarro, the Andalusia region's social affairs minister.

Navarro told reporters the father of the baby is also a minor, and both the mother and the baby were in good health.

Her department declined to give details, including the sex of the baby, but said authorities do not consider this a case of rape and that no criminal investigation is under way.

Under Spanish law, having consensual sex with someone under age 13 is classified as child abuse, an official with the Spanish Justice Ministry in Madrid said.

But this particular case is complicated by the fact that the father of the baby is also a minor and it is not clear if he could be charged, the official said.


Spanish newspapers said the mother is of Romanian origin.

The daily Diario de Jerez reported the girl was already pregnant when she arrived in Spain, but did not say when she came to this country. It is not clear if the father is in Spain.

Medical experts warn that because young girls are still growing, they are at higher risk during pregnancy.

Studies have shown that teenage girls are more likely to give birth to premature babies and their infants have a higher chance of dying by age one.


http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-10-year-old-gives-birth,0,5572018.story


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Added: Nov-6-2010 Occurred On: Nov-4-2010
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    • Well it does say " the girl was already pregnant when she arrived in Spain, but did not say when she came to this country."

      It would be politically incorrect to mention the nationality and religion of these people...

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    • Amusing you manage to quote that and missed the bit that states 'the mother is of Romanian origin'. You know, the line above the one you quoted goose.

      Politicaly correct or politically incorrect, what ever. the argument is getting lame and seems to in part to be invented on both sides. You however, are just plain not correct.

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    • Actually I'm not sure how I missed that. Reading too fast I guess...

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  • The 10 year old should have made like a fetus and aborted.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that she was in fact raped by a muslim man in his 50s.

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    • Sure, that is what you would wish, so it would fit perfectly in your mind full of hatred.

      But the truth is the father was another Romanian gypsy underage boy, who is currently in Romania.

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  • I'm surprised there aren't more rednecks commenting on how lucky the little boy was to get laid, or is it only cool when they get fucked by teachers?

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  • They are NOT of Romanian origin they are Gypsies.

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  • Spain , what a great country. All you need now is a population of under twelve year old girls having babies.

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    • If you bothered to read the article,unless you can't read it does state the girl is from Romania,also here's one fucked up fact,the youngest girl to give birth was just 5yrs old from Peru
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina

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    • She may be Romanian but that child was born in Spain .

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