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Many parents have had the nasty shock of finding out that their sweet little girl is pregnant. For a couple from Henan province that shock was compounded by the fact that their daughter is only 12 years old, and that she was eight months along before anyone noticed.
According to Zhejiang Online, the girl had been living with her grandparents while her parents were working in Hangzhou. When the family reunited for Spring Festival, her parents remarked on her swollen belly (which had apparently gone entirely unnoticed by the girl’s grandparents). The girl also complained about abdominal pain. Unbelieving, her mother bought her a pregnancy test, only to have her worst fears confirmed.
Pressed for information, the girl revealed that she had been raped on a number of occasions by a fellow villager in his 60s. A 62 year old man, surnamed Yan, was later arrested in Henan on suspicion of raping the girl, who has now been transferred to Zhejiang University Hospital where she is under observation for any potential complications in the pregnancy caused by her young age.