11-year-old girl gives birth to twins after being raped in bathroomBy Mason White 12:49 PM May 21, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A man is facing charges of rape after grabbing a girl in a bathroom and raping her.
The rape resulted in the girl getting pregnant and while the man is awaiting trial, the young girl gave birth to twins.
The 11-year-old Senegalese girl, was denied an abortion due to the strict anti-abortion laws and has now given birth to twin boys in the southern region of Ziguinchor.
The girl gave birth during the seventh month of pregnancy, and are believed to be in good health.
The incident began when the girl’s mother had gone to work and no one was home. The child was playing with her friends when she needed to use the bathroom.
The rapist entered the bathroom together with the child and locked the door behind him. He then proceeded to rape the child and got her pregnant.
The child reported the incident and the rapist was arrested by the police.
The family did not know the girl was pregnant until her body began to change and show signs of pregnancy. Thankfully, the young mother and her children are doing good.
“The twins are fine, but they want a lot of breastfeeding, and I don’t have enough milk,” the young mother said.
The child hopes that her rapist gets a harsh punishment because he stole her childhood. She was forced to drop out of school and she depends on donations to support her children.