Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ten Yr. Old Gives Birth in Idaho

A ten year old rape victim has given birth to a baby in eastern Idaho while the suspect, Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez, 37, of St. Anthony, has been arrested.

The girl purportedly gave birth to a baby less than 2 weeks ago at a hospital in Fremont County. It wasn't until the hospital reported the girl and the birth to authorities that Gutierrez-Juarez, an illegal immigrant, was arrested and charged with one count of rape. He remains in jail with a $250,000 bail, the next scheduled hearing is May 13.

Precocious Puberty

Precocious Puberty is the onset of puberty before age 7 or 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. With the onset of puberty girls begin to show breast development, hair growth in the pubic and underarm region, a rapid growth spurt, and menstruation. While the girl in Idaho had her baby at the tender young age of ten, another girl half her age became famous for giving birth at age 5 years and 8 months old.

Linda Medina and baby son

Lina Medina, age 5 yrs, 8 months, lived in Peru and gave birth to a baby boy in 1940. The baby weighed 5lbs, 9oz. and was delivered by C-Section. Lina had begun precocious puberty at age 8 months. Lina's father was arrested in connection with Lina's pregnancy but never charged. Lina had a second child 33 years later.

There's no word yet as to whether the suspect in the rape of the 10-yr-old in eastern Idaho is related to the victim.


Source - Incredible Births - Lina Medina World's Youngest Mother Gives Birth
Source - Denver Post - Man Charged with Rape, Accused of impregnating 10-year-old girl
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