Tuesday, July 14 began as a typical school day in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, until a stomach ache took a sharp turn for the bizarre has led to a report that is now making headlines around the world.
A 10-year-old girl complained at school of stomach discomfort, but she quickly learned that definitely wasn’t the case. As the pain gradually intensified, the girl’s teachers growing more concerned and ultimately decided to seek immediate medical attention. After she was rushed to a local hospital, doctors confirmed that she was actually in the “late stages of labor” — seven months pregnant to be exact. The baby was born prematurely, and both the girl and her baby are being treated in the hospital’s neonatal unit.
Due to questioning from her mother, the girl finally opened up about the circumstances that led to the unknown pregnancy. She reportedly admitted that she’d been sexually abused by her 40-year-old stepfather, who’d sworn her to secrecy by threatening to kill her mother and brother. The girl’s mother reported the alleged rape to local authorities.
The girl’s mother claimed she had not seen her daughter’s stomach bulge but admitted noticing some distinct changes in her daughter’s mood and disposition, she insists the changes became noticeable around October of last year.
According to Daily Mail, the stepfather has been arrested and charged with child molestation and illegal possession of firearms.