Father of 12-year-old’s baby sent to correctional

CREDIT: Pixnio

THE 17-year-old father of a baby born to a 12-year-old girl in her own home in Cantabria has been sent to a correctional centre for minors.

The Public Prosecutor launched an investigation after being informed by the Cantabria Institute of Social Services that none of the girl’s relatives knew that she was pregnant. Police are investigating whether she was the victim of sexual abuse.

The family announced immediately the child was born that she would be giving it up for adoption and the child is now in the care of the Social Services.

The birth went without complications and both the girl and the baby received care from paramedics in the home.

The Prosecutor will also be following up the request for protection for the girl.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.