A 17-year-old admitted to raping his younger sister 100 times and making her pregnant, and is now under arrest for sexual abuse. The teenager and his parents were arrested after the 11-year-old sister gave birth in the bathtub of their suburban St. Louis, Missouri, home.
Though she was being assaulted right under their noses, the parents professed no knowledge of ongoing sexual assault, or that she was pregnant. News outlets did not identify the parents or brother, in order to protect the identity of the victim. A woman is charged with child endangerment, the 17-year-old is under arrest for alleged incest, statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a child younger than 12, and an adult male is charged with child endangerment.
It all started when the girl’s father brought the newborn to the hospital, the umbilical cord and placenta still attached. The baby’s body temperature was just 90 degrees. The dad said the baby had been dropped on his front porch by a woman he’d had sex with. Then he admitted the 11-year-old girl was the mother, then copped to being her relative. He alleged neither he nor the girl’s mother knew she was being abused. Also noted that the man had previously entered the country illegally and had been deported at one time. The woman was also charged Tuesday with failing to provide medical care to the girl when she gave birth.
The baby was premature and is now being cared for by social services. The man and woman are being held on $10,000 bond, with the man’s cash-only. The teen’s bail is $25,000.