Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dutch Girl, 12, Gives Birth on School Trip

A 12-year-old Dutch girl gave birth while on a school trip, sparking a police search Wednesday for the father of the child.

The girl, from Groningen, 114 miles northeast of Amsterdam, complained of stomach pains March 22, during a day out with classmates.

Teachers realized the girl was in labor and called an ambulance. Medics rushed to the scene, and the 12 year old delivered a healthy baby girl in a nearby building. The young mother was then taken to the hospital but has refused to name the father.

Family members said that the schoolgirl's father previously sexually abused another older daughter and served two years in jail for the sex crime, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

The girl was living with her father and brother after he won custody following a divorce from their mother, who was originally from Suriname, a former Dutch colony in South America.

The girl's stepsister, 30, told the newspaper, "I warned him. I am shocked about what happened."

Dutch police said in a statement Wednesday, "The girl got pregnant when she was 11, which in itself means there has been a criminal offense. Article 244 of the Penal Code, sex with a minor under 12, is punishable. In addition, there are now [circumstances] reported by the Child Protection Board. Taking these two circumstances, the police is now investigating who the father [of this baby] is."

The girl was due to go into foster care once she was released from the hospital.


via myfoxny

11 comments:

  1. heard about this on the news yesterday, really well done parenting

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  2. The father won custody of the kids even after he was convicted of sexually assaulting one of his daughters?

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  3. yikes, girls can get pregnant at that age?

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  4. Under 12? So above is green lights?
    Oh, silly country...

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  5. yeah, how did the dad even win custody? did the mom do something worse than molest her child?

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  6. wow, this is so sad. I wonder why they immediately assumed it was the father when she had the baby?

    there must of been record of previous abuse.

    awful story really.

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  7. hahah cant more then, smile at stupid kids.
    Christ can we have one day with hearing about stuff that wants me to give up on humanity?

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  8. That is sooo sad... I would be so scared!

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