Police are investigating the birth of a baby born to an 11-year-old girl and it’s believed her 14-year-old brother is the dad. The young girl, a Bolivian immigrant, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in Murcia, south east Spain, last Friday.
Officers were later called in to probe the identity of the dad.
An investigation resulted in the family stating the child’s older sibling is the father. Sources close to the case said the brother was 13 when his sister fell pregnant.
He will not face any criminal proceedings under Spanish law as he is below the age of criminal responsibility.
DNA tests will now take place to confirm the family’s claims about who the baby’s dad 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 mum and baby are said to be ‘doing well’.