A mother was left stunned when her ten-year-old daughter gave birth – hours after complaining of a stomach ache at school.
Teachers at the child´s school took her to hospital where she was found to be seven months pregnant and already in late stages of labour.
The child gave birth normally and she and the baby, born two months premature, are being cared for in the hospital´s neonatal unit, according to reports.
The girl and her family, from Belo Horizonte, southeast Brazil, claim they had no idea she was pregnant.
Following the birth last Tuesday, she revealed to her mother that she had been abused by her stepfather, who has since left the home.
The mother later reported the abuse to police, who arrested the ex-stepfather, aged 40, who reportedly confessed the crime.