The photo shows the police station for the protection of children and adolescents (DPCA), in Teresina, Brazil

11-year-old girl is pregnant for a SECOND time after giving birth to rape in 2021

An 11-year-old girl who once gave birth after being raped aged just 10 is now expecting a second baby, Brazilian officials have confirmed.

The pregnancy was discovered on Friday when the girl was examined while staying at a children’s shelter in Teresina, Piaui, in northeast Brazil.

Children’s Services immediately reported the findings to the Police Department for Child and Adolescent Protection (DPCA), whose rape and pregnancy investigation begins today.

But the girl’s father told police and local media that his daughter had refused to reveal the father of her second baby and that there were currently no official suspects.

Well-respected Brazilian news outlet Globo confirmed that the father said his child would carry his baby to term, even though abortion is legal in cases of rape under Brazilian law.

The disturbing case comes just months after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – a conservative Catholic – denounced the abortion of another 11-year-old rape victim as ‘unacceptable’, sparking a wave of pro-choice sentiment across the country.

The photo shows the police station for the protection of children and adolescents (DPCA), in Teresina, Brazil

The girl whose pregnancy was discovered by child services on Friday first became pregnant in January 2021 after being raped.

A cousin, believed to be one of the suspects, was murdered shortly after the crime was announced, although his killer has not been found and the motive has never been officially established.

The child’s parents are divorced and live apart, but they have both decided that their child will carry the baby to term against the advice of medical and legal professionals.

After the birth, the girl and her toddler son lived with her father, but he asked for child services to take the couple into care in August, citing behavioral issues.

Once taken care of, the workers quickly noticed that the girl was behaving strangely and decided to carry out a medical examination.

Children’s Services spokeswoman Renata Bezerra said: ‘At the shelter they noticed her behavior was different and she was taken to the maternity ward.

“They did routine checkups so she could stay at the shelter and she was asked to take a Beta-hCG test.

“The test came back positive, indicating she was 10 weeks and one day pregnant.”

Child Services determined that the girl must have been pregnant in June. It is believed that she was living in her father’s house at the time, but this has not been confirmed.

Workers informed the girl’s parents of her pregnancy on Friday and urged them to allow an abortion, but both father and mother refused.

Bezerra said: “When we arrived at her home on Friday with a positive pregnancy test, we tried to urge her to have a legal abortion, through the prosecution, but we needed her parents’ permission. And his mother wouldn’t have allowed it.

DPCA officers have now opened an investigation into the girl’s rape and impregnation, with investigations beginning on Monday.

The suspect, if caught, faces a prison sentence of eight to 15 years for having sex with a minor under the age of 14.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro - a conservative Catholic - recently denounced the abortion of another 11-year-old rape victim as

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – a conservative Catholic – recently denounced the abortion of another 11-year-old rape victim as “unacceptable”, sparking a wave of pro-choice sentiment across the country

In June, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro angered suffrage advocates when he exposed the abortion of an 11-year-old rape victim.

The girl was finally able to have an abortion the week of June 20 after a lengthy legal process that saw a judge encourage her to “hold on a little longer” to save the baby.

She was believed to be around seven months pregnant at the time of the abortion, a legal right afforded to rape victims.

Upon hearing the news, Bolsonaro tweeted: “When it comes to a baby at seven months gestation, it doesn’t matter how it was conceived or whether (abortion) is legal or not.”

“It is unacceptable to take the life of this helpless being!”

In 2018, an article published by the Brazilian Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) revealed that there were more than 58,000 cases of rape of children aged 9 and under between 2011 and 2017. in the country.

And between 2017 and 2020, more than 74,000 children between the ages of 10 and 14 were raped, according to data presented by Unicef ​​and the Brazilian Public Security Forum.

The conservative Catholic leader has often spoken of his desire to ban abortion on all grounds, but the tweet provoked a backlash among pro-choice advocates in Brazil.

The slogan “A child is not a mother” went viral on social media following the tweet and a host of abortion rights advocates, including medical professionals, called out the Ministry of Santé to ensure that minor victims of rape were in no way prevented from accessing legal abortions.

11-year-old girl is pregnant for a SECOND time after giving birth to rape in 2021

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