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19-year-old man faces life in prison for impregnating 12-year-old girl

By Mason White 10:05 AM October 9, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A teenager was arrested for having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

The 19-year-old man of Ireland, was arrested and is facing life in prison after having sex the 12-year-old girl of Lenadoon, Belfast.

The incident came to light after the child became pregnant and admitted to having sex with the 19-year-old man.

If the young girl decides to keep the baby and goes to full term, she will become the youngest mothers in Ireland.

Police confirmed that they have arrested the 19-year-old man on Thursday, after the pregnancy was reported to the police.

“He was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual offense and has been released on bail, pending further investigations,” police said.

When the baby is born and DNA proves that he is the father of the baby, he will face a charge of rape, which can lead to a life sentence upon conviction.

Even though the girl was a willing participant in the sex acts, children under 13 years old are not legally considered as capable of consenting to sex.

Those involved in sexual activity with children under 13, face charges of rape.

The teenager who is currently believed to be the youngest mother in the United Kingdom, gave birth last April after becoming pregnant by her 13-year-old boyfriend.

The 13-year-old couple of London, said they were “totally in love” and had been dating for a year when she became pregnant. She gave birth at 13 years and 3 months old.