A 10-year-old girl suddenly started to complain of severe stomach ache in school. She was rushed to hospital only for doctors to discover she was seven months pregnant and in labour.
Hours later, she gave birth to a baby girl.
After the birth, the yet to be named girl told her mother she had been sexually abused by her 40-year-old stepfather.
Police in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, said the girl’s mother did not notice her daughter’s belly expanding during the pregnancy.
Captain Castro from the 61st Military Police Battalion said: “The mother alleges that she, along with other family members, hadn’t noticed, taking into consideration the child’s small frame.”
The girl’s stepfather, who has since left the family home, had been arrested and confessed to abusing his stepdaughter.
Police report that the girl began to fall behind at school, as well as becoming increasingly shy, in autumn last year.
The girl claims her stepfather threatened to kill members of the family if she ever spoke out over his evil abuse.
He has been arrested on suspicion of raping a child and illegal possession of firearms.
Both the 10-year-old girl and her new daughter are currently being cared for in hospital.