An 11-year-old girl has given birth to a boy fathered by her 14-year-old brother, Spanish police have said.
The child gave birth at Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in the city of Murcia in south eastern Spain on Friday after she was admitted with ‘stomach pains’.
Officers called in to probe the identity of the father found he was the older sibling of the child, whose mother is a Bolivian immigrant.
Sources close to the case said the brother was 13 when his sister fell pregnant and will not face any criminal proceedings under Spanish law because he is below the age of criminal responsibility.
Both mother and baby are said to be ‘doing well’.
The girl and her parents claim they were not aware of the pregnancy and that they went to hospital believing she had a serious intestinal problem, according to local reports.
DNA tests will now take place to confirm the family claims about who the baby’s father is.
Regional Health authority boss Manuel Villegas described the case as ‘absolutely exceptional’.
He added: ·’We have to wait now. An investigation is still ongoing and when everything has been clarified, we’ll see what has happened and if we can help in some way.’
Local reports said there was no evidence to suggest the two siblings had not had consensual sex.
Both mother and baby are said to be ‘doing well’ at Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital in Murcia.