The girl, who managed to conceal her pregnancy from everyone, only broke the shocking news to her parents after delivering her baby and she was rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching by her 39-year-old mother. FILE PIC

SONG: While most teenagers are excited about opening Christmas presents, it is a different story for a 12-year-old girl from Padawan who is mother of a baby girl.

The young mother had given birth on Dec 8 at her house in Padawan near Kuching about 7pm.

The girl, who managed to conceal her pregnancy from everyone, only broke the shocking news to her parents after delivering her baby and she was rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching by her 39-year-old mother.

The woman also lodged a police report against the man responsible for her daughter’s pregnancy.

Song district police chief Deputy Superintendent Azhar Abu Bakar said investigation showed the teenager was raped by a man, in his 20s, last year.

“The teenager got to know the suspect when she was staying with her grandmother near here early 2016," he said.

“She had also admitted that she and the man had engaged in sexual intercourse and the last time they saw each other was end of last year.

“The girl also admitted that the sexual intercourse was consensual,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated by the Song district police.

Although the teenager admitted that the sexual intercourse was consensual, Azhar said the young mother was still a minor and the offence was considered statutory rape.

“We are in the process of locating the suspect,” he said.

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