10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain and authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby, official said Tuesday. The baby was born last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera.
The father of the baby is also a minor, and both the mother and the baby were in good health. Authorities do not consider this a case of rape and that no criminal investigation is happening. Under Spanish law, having consensual sex with some one under age 13 is classified as child abuse.
This particular case is complicated by the fact that the father of the baby is also a minor and it is not clear if he could be charged. The mother is Romanian and she was already pregnant when she arrived in Spain.
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