A ten-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her older brother has given birth to a baby boy.
The Colombian girl was taken to a hospital in the borough of Florencia where she had a C-section and gave birth to a son.
The attack happened in the town of Puerto Leguizamo in the south-western Colombian department of Putumayo where the girl, whose identity has not been revealed, lived with her parents.
Hospital director Camilo Diaz told local media: ‘According to the information we have received from the police, the minor became pregnant after she was sexually abused by a family member, apparently her brother.’
Both the baby boy and his ten-year-old mother are reportedly doing well.
According to local media, the girl’s parents did not want to report their son to the local authorities.
The investigation by police into the claims of child abuse continues.
The girl was originally from the rural area of Puerto Leguizamo, but because of scant medical facilities, she had to be taken to a neighbouring area to receive specialist care.
After being taken to Hospital Maria Inmaculada in Florencia, she had a C-section on November 1.