Teen gives birth after rape by father, brother


Jordanian prosecutors on Wednesday charged a teenaged girl’s 40-year-old father and 16-year-old brother with rape after she gave birth to a baby girl, a judicial official said.

The 17-year-old girl gave birth last month at a hospital in Amman.

“She said that her father and her brother repeatedly raped her,” the official told AFP.

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“The two suspects confessed to the crime. DNA tests proved that the baby girl was the daughter of the victim’s brother.”

The suspects face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Official statistics last year showed that one-third of Jordan’s three million schoolchildren had suffered sexual abuse and around 80 percent had experienced some form of physical violence.