Twelve-year-old Welsh girl who was rushed to hospital with stomach pains gave birth to her brother’s baby after being raped by him, court hears

  • The 11-year old girl was raped at her family home by her 14 year-old brother
  • The boy, now 16, claimed that he was ‘wrestling’ with his sister before the rape.
  • He admitted two counts for statutory rape against his sister at Swansea Crown Court 
  • He was given a youth referral order, and placed on the sex offenders register 

A court heard that a 12-year-old girl was rushed to hospital for stomach pains. She gave birth to her brother’s child a few minutes later.

The girl, who was only 11, was raped in her family home by her brother, aged 14.

Swansea Crown Court heard from the siblings that their parents were unable to control their children and had created a culture of secrecy and lies and blurred sexual boundaries.

The 16-year-old father was a statutory rape victim and had previously pleaded guilty when he appeared at the dock for sentencing.

Georgina Bockley, prosecuting, said that the girl was brought to her attention by severe stomach pains and was rushed to Carmarthenshire hospital in the early hours. 

She gave birth in just a few hours.

A court heard that a midwife asked the girl if she had ever had sex. The youngster answered that she didn’t. 

The boy, 16, admitted two counts of statutory rape at an earlier hearing at Swansea Crown Court, pictured. He was handed a two-year youth referral order with a supervision and activity requirement. He was also placed upon the sex offenders' register for 30 months

The boy, aged 16, admitted to two counts of statutory sexual assault at an earlier hearing at Swansea Crown Court. He was given a two year youth referral order, which included a supervision requirement and an activity requirement. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for 30 months

The victim, who is now 12, said she no longer wants to go home and wishes to have a normal life and hopes her child can have the best life. Picture posed by model

The victim, now 12 and a mother, said that she doesn’t wish to go home any longer and wants her child to have a normal and happy life. Photo taken by model

When asked if she had consented, she stated that she thought so, but wasn’t certain.

Miss Buckley stated that it wasn’t clear if the girl realized she was pregnant. She confided to a midwife that she didn’t know, but was heard telling other hospital staff that she knew.

The authorities intervened and the girl’s teen brother was interviewed by police. 

He admitted to officers that he had his sibling had been ‘wrestling’ downstairs on one occasion while their parents were out and they had then gone upstairs to wrestle on the bed as it was more comfortable. 

He said that they had started to kiss before each other took off their clothes and had sex.

According to the prosecutor, there was no evidence that coercion or threats were involved in the incident.

The girl gave an impact statement to court, which she stated that she didn’t want to go back home anymore and that she just wanted to live a normal life for her baby.

Dean Pulling for the teenage defendant stated that the circumstances of the offending were the “difficulty and dysfunctional” family unit in which the mother and father created an environment of’secrecy & lies. 

He stated that it was clear from numerous reports before him that the children had been subjected a ‘dysfunctional and neglectful, possibly abusive, upbringing’ where little was done to provide guidance or parental control and there were ‘blurred boundaries between sexual and physical intimacy’. 

The barrister said the defendant had been routinely exposed to pornography in the family home from the age of 10.

Mr Pulling said that children are the result of their upbringing and the environments they are exposed to.

The court heard that the defendant is now living with foster family members, is responding well and feeling remorseful.

The barrister asked the court to follow the recommendations in reports and impose a sentence that is non-custodial, arguing that custody would achieve little but be very costly.

Judge Christopher Vosper QC issued a two-year youth referral or with a supervision requirement as well as an activity requirement for the teenager. The defendant will be a registered sexual offender for 30 month.