13-year-old girl gives birth to triplets after being raped by a man selling sweets

A 13-year-old girl has given birth to triplets after being raped by a man who was selling sweets in the street.

The sad aspect of her heartbreaking story is that she didn’t know she was pregnant until her stomach began to swell.

The young mum is struggling to care for her surviving baby in extreme poverty, living with her mother and seven brothers in a house made of boards.

Francisca Lopez Perez, from the town of Momostenango, Guatemala did not even realise she was pregnant until her stomach began to swell.

The triplets each weighed only about 2.2 lbs (1 kg) and the two oldest were rushed to the emergency ward of a local hospital where they later died.

The triplets when they were born

Miss Lopez Perez said she had become pregnant after she had been raped by a ‘candy seller’ who she was not able to identify.

She has to constantly take the baby boy to hospital as he is so small that he regularly needs oxygen.

The case of Lopez Perez was highlighted by the Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Guatemala.

Oscar said it was only one of 2,102 pregnancies involving girls, aged between 10 and 14, between January and July this year in the country.

And another 59,584 teenage girls, aged 15 to 19, became pregnant over the same period.

Why are men raping children? Why can’t these men allow girls to be girls and grow up to be complete wimen without damaging them by sexually exploiting them?

Why do these men think they have the right to bodies of little girls just to satisfy their animalistic urges?

This little girl had triplets. She’s a baby herself and she had to go through the pains of pregnancy and childbirth because one randy hegoat couldn’t keep his penis in his pants.

I hope this rapist is caught and sent to jail because these rape cases are making me sick to my stomach everyday.

Kate

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  1. Ebube says:

    This is sad.

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