13-year-old girl gives birth to triplets
A 61-YEAR-OLD man who fathered triplets with a girl, 13, is on the run from police who are looking to charge him with sexually abusing a child.
The young mother has told local media in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, she is “happy” with her three sons who have been named Samuel, Joshua and Jovanny.
The babies were born prematurely and are currently in the intensive care ward of a local hospital.
Despite the age of consent being 18 in the Dominican Republic, two years older than the UK, the Caribbean nation has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the world.
Close to 15 per cent of 15-19-year-olds in the country are mothers with hundreds of babies born to girls under the age of 15 every year.
The offence of child abuse carries a sentence of between twenty to thirty years and fines of up to £6,000.
Source: Daily Star
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