Real News Antigua: An underaged girl has been found to be pregnant and the Police are now investigating this incident of unlawful sexual intercourse.
Sources say the pregnancy was discovered by a doctor at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre who notified the Police.
Allegedly, the 12-year-old was taken to the hospital; and after doctors made the diagnosis, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was alerted, as the law requires.
Reports say the child was questioned by the Police in the presence of her mother.
Whosoever is responsible for what a source describes as “an unconscionable and despicable act” faces life imprisonment, which is the maximum penalty for sex with a girl under 12 years.
However, various circumstances could prevent the perpetrator from receiving the maximum penalty – especially if this is his first offence.