Man Suspected of Impregnating 10-Year-Old Child is Arrested

The girl's uncle was reportedly arrested in Minas Gerais this Tuesday morning (18); child had an abortion this Monday (17)

The man suspected of raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl was arrested at dawn on Tuesday (18) in the city of Betim, in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte (MG), according to the governor of Espírito Santo, the state where the crime occurred.

The girl underwent an abortion authorized by the Justice in a procedure that started on Sunday (16) and concluded on Monday (17), in a health unit in Recife.

Man Suspected of impregnating 10-year-old child is arrested (Foto: Rodrigo Gavini/Folhapress)

Police transferred him to Espírito Santo for questioning and then transferred to the prison wing for the rape of Complexo do Xuri. The Civil Police of São Mateus, where the child lives, made the arrest.

"Our police carried out this morning the arrest of the rapist of the raped girl in the ES's interior. May it serve as a lesson for those who insist on committing a brutal, cruel, and unacceptable crime of this nature. Today, details of the operation will be given by the security team," Governor Renato Casagrande (PSB) wrote.

On August 7, a ten-year-old girl went to the Roberto Silvares Hospital in São Mateus, in the northern region of Espírito Santo, with a suspected pregnancy. She had been sexually abused for four years.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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