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Reports That 12-Year-Old Mum Fell Pregnant To Step-Brother

Reports that a 12-year-old girl who gave birth earlier this month fell pregnant to her 14-year-old step-brother.

The birth has sparked crisis meeting among WA child protection authorities with concerns for the wellbeing of the parents and their baby.

The West understands that while the pair could be charged for engaging in sexual activity (under 16’s can’t consent), charges are unlikely to be laid against either of the young parents.

They reported the girl told others she wasn’t aware she was pregnant before she gave birth at home.

Government sources described the case to The West as very “complex and sad”.

An investigation is continuing.


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