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11-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth After She Was Raped By Step Father (PHOTOS)

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An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her 42-year-old stepfather when she was 10 years old, has given birth to a baby girl after doctors refused to carry out an abortion on her.

The baby was delivered through Cesarean Section, according to the Director of Red Cross Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay, Dr Mario Villalba.

He said, “A baby girl, weighing 3.5kg (7lb 11oz), was born without any complications or anomalies.

“The post-operative recovery is going very well.”

READ ALSO:Man Rapes, Impregnates 10-Year Old Stepdaughter (PICTURED)

The sex-crazed stepfather identified as Gilberto Benitez Zarate, was apprehended in May, 2015 and has been arraigned for rape even though he denied the charges with claims that he was set up by his girlfriend, who is the girl’s mother.

A wide outrage was sparked among the residents after the news of her pregnancy broke out in May, 22 weeks into the pregnancy.

Reacting to the incident, International humanitarian groups asked for the baby to be aborted as her body was not able to support the pregnancy.

However, the government and some other groups insisted that the pregnancy should not be terminated since it was at an advanced stage.

In reaction to the development, Amnesty’s director for the Americas, Erika Guevara, said, “Only time will tell the true extent of the physical and psychological consequences of her tragic ordeal.

“It is terrifying that her story will remain all too common unless Paraguay does more to protect victims of sexual violence, decriminalise abortion and guarantee the availability of modern contraceptives and access to information about sexual and reproductive rights.”

The man risks a 15-year jail term if he is convicted of the charge, while her mother was arraigned for negligence.

Below are Zarate’s photos after he was arrested. (Click on any image to enlarge).

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