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A 14-year-old girl from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) reportedly gave birth on Saturday morning after she was earlier this year allegedly raped by her stepfather. She reportedly delivered at about 01:40h at a hospital in Region Six.
The girl, who has a hearing disability, lived with her mother, her stepfather and six siblings.
Guyana Times understands that about ten weeks ago, the teenager’s mother took her to a relative’s house and asked her to keep the child.
However, during her stay with the relative, it was observed that the child’s tummy was swelling and the relative had questioned her mother about it. The mother allegedly denied that the girl was pregnant.
However, to confirm her suspicions, the concerned relative took the girl to a nearby clinic where it was confirmed that she was 33-weeks pregnant.
When the mother was confronted, she remained in denial despite being shown evidence in the form of an ultrasound.
Using sign language, the girl communicated with another relative and related that one evening, her stepfather came home under the influence of alcohol, held her down, and committed the act.
A relative told this publication that the matter was reported to the Childcare and Protection Agency (CC&PA) and an investigation is currently underway. A report was also made with the police.
The agency, however, made the necessary arrangements for the teenage mother to stay with the relative. The culprit has since gone into hiding as Police make stringent effort to arrest him.
Nevertheless, hospital sources confirmed that both the baby and child are doing well.