Police: Mother, man arrested after 12-year-old daughter gives birth to 24-year-old’s child

Police: Mother, man arrested after 12-year-old daughter gives birth to 24-year-old’s child

A mother in Oklahoma and a 24-year-old man have been arrested after police say the mother’s daughter, a 12-year-old girl, allegedly gave birth to the man’s child.

According to KTLA, the investigation began on July 14 when the young girl went into labor and was rushed to a hospital.

Police said they contacted Juan Miranda-Jara, who admitted to being the father of the newborn. He also said that he and the 12-year-old had been in a relationship since October 2020, officers stated.

Miranda-Jara was arrested on suspicion of first-degree rape of a minor. The girl’s mother, Desiree Castaneda, was arrested on suspicion of child neglect and enabling child sex abuse.

Police said Castaneda, along with other family members, knew about the relationship.

Further details have not been released. The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16.

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