A 10-year-old girl has been delivered of a healthy baby in Brazil hours after she complained of stomach ache at school.
The girl, who was rushed to the hospital by teachers, turned out to be in her late stages of labour – she was seven months pregnant.
She was said to have given birth normally, and both mother and newborn are doing fine.
According to Irish Mirror, the girl told the police that her 40-year-old ex-stepfather abused her.
The girl’s mother said she had no idea her daughter was pregnant, but said she noticed that the little one started to struggle at school and became more introverted from October last year.
“The mother alleges that she, along with other family members, hadn’t noticed, taking into consideration the child’s small frame,” Police in Belo Horizonte, south-east Brazil said.
The girl said the ex-stepfather had threatened to kill her mother and brother if she attempted to make the abuse public.
The man has been charged with rape of a child and illegal possession of firearms.