Teen Accused of Impregnating 11 Year-Old Relative Arrested

The victim was being treated for an unrelated illness when doctors at Stamford Hospital discovered that she was pregnant, according to police.


A 15 year-old Stamford resident was arrested Thursday night for the alleged sexual assault of his 11 year-old relative that resulted in her becoming pregnant, according to Sgt. Joseph Kennedy.

The victim, Sgt. Kennedy said, was brought to Stamford Hospital in early June to be treated for an unrelated illness when her doctors discovered the pregnancy and contacted the department. The victim, who is also a Stamford resident and lives with the suspect, was later transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for further treatment of the unrelated illness, Kennedy said.

Following an investigation, the suspect, whose name has not been released because he is minor, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He is currently being held at a Bridgeport detention center.

The exact length and extent of the alleged abuse has not yet been determined, Sgt. Kennedy said.

Joseph Velez August 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I agree with You 100%, these are the conditions when abortion should be allowed with no hesitation!!!!!
My humble opinion August 14, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Actually, my husbands biological mother was raped by her stepfather when she was 13. Thank GOD she didn't abort my husband and the father of my children. She didn't raise him but she let him live. So yes I believe in pro life.
Bobbie Jo Ryan August 14, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Praying for this girl and her family. This is a decision no child should have to make nor be held responsible for as the consequence (pregnancy) was not something she chose for herself. All too often people push their preferences off on others but you are not in her shoes (nor her families) and though life is always the best, any decision she makes will have a major impact on her future. Praying she will have peace in any decision she makes and that justice is served for what has happened to her.
Ellen August 14, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Ehtical Vegan, most women who have had abortions regret them later in life. I sure did. You are a man and have no idea what you're talking about with this issue.
Kat August 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I think Ethical Vegan's opinion to be sound. Just because you regretted your decision, doesn't mean everyone does. And who are all these "most women" that feel the way you do? Is this a personal study that you did with research? Did you take a poll? The fact is, you don't know how "most women" feel, so it could be fair to say that YOU don't know what you are talking about. I know many women personally who never regretted their decisions, and I'm sure there are others like you. As EV said, you're basing your opinion on your own decision and how you feel about it, but your feelings are irrelevant to anyone else's.
My humble opinion August 15, 2012 at 01:20 AM
I'm just simply stating that I'm glad she let my husband live. Call me selfish for being glad that I have my husband because of her decision, but I wasn't standing over her demanding that she grow my husband inside her despite her rape. I was just a recipient of her choice. HER choice led my life down this path. So again...yep. Glad she chose life.
Deborah F August 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM
It is no one business how this situation end up, we all need to mind our ownbusiness business, this world we live in luv to mettle in othets's life. My choice may not b someone else choice but that is not anyone business
cryssy August 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I do have to add something here. This is no rape by a stranger, or rape by someone related to you by marriage. This rape was done by a relative of the victim who lived with her. So lets assume is the brother. Your brother rapes you, and it is ok to have his child? I am against abortion, as I consider it murder, but in a situation like this, what should you do? And she is 11, a child still...this is such a hard situation to deal with...may God help her through this, should she choose to have it or not. Only God can judge her.
William K August 15, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Let me help you figure it out- the fact that this girl was abused and impregnated, is much more horrendous than what the "pro-life" crowd thinks. However, if you want to attack a group for what they think, and how it impacts people, start the with progressive moral ralatavism crowd- which you're probably part of. You know, the crowd that is more concerned about making sure children have access to abortions than they are about teaching some morals to our children, holding parents accountable for their childrens action, and locking up sexual offenders for life.
Derron August 15, 2012 at 03:23 PM
This is a very rare case of rape where I would agree with you... this is the barely 1 percent of cases where abortion might make sense. The other 99 percent are mostly selfish cases and MURDER.... do not use this one percent of cases and use it for "CHOICE" im calling your BS on that..
terry August 15, 2012 at 03:48 PM
But the differance here is. your mother inlaw was not blood related to her stepfather!!!!
cheek-A August 15, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Key word in this WHOLE debate is CHOICE. I believe in life but I am certainly pro-choice. A woman should have the UNQUESTIONED RIGHT to CHOOSE for herself. There are many circumstances and issues to consider in EVERY case - both Positive and Negative outcomes. I know this personally. The parties INVOLVED will have to DEAL with the RESULTS and CONSEQUENCES of the ACTION of their CHOICE for a lifetime... unless you're a very young girl/woman No one has the right to DECIDE for YOU. Even adults should think long and hard and seek assistance in considering (life or death) ...Either way, we should SUPPORT them the best we can and not condemn.
Charlene August 15, 2012 at 06:35 PM
At 11 years old is it her decision to have an abortion or is it her legal guardians decision?
Concerned August 15, 2012 at 06:40 PM
EV is right on, this is such a personal choice that all women should have a right to make because it is their own body. No one else has a right to play GOD just because they personally would not choose to abort; that is their right also. No one should ever be allowed to dictate what one does with their own body, male or female. The government and the pro-righters should stay out of others lives.
Concerned August 15, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Why would you ask that Charlene? Obviously, a guardian must make/approve a medical decision for a minor.
Deirdre August 15, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Most prolife people do note exceptions, in which this case would fall. But why use this horrific situation to say "See you pro-lifers what about THIS?" As if this represents the entire issue, I could give the choice crowd situations in which I'm sure They would see an exception to their opinion. This young woman is in my prayers, she has so much healing to do. The taking of innocence from any child is one of the most egregious things anyone can do.
Sarah Vanderbuilt August 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM
To those who insist that abortion is wrong, why don't you spend some time with these unwanted children? They are often neglected or abused. So do something to help these innocents who suffer now rather than telling others what to do. Become a foster parent or big brother. Oh yeah, and since many unwanted children come from those who are poor and unfit to be parents, stop whining about Medicaid and food stamps.
Dennis Broderick August 15, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Your husband is here because his mother "Chose" to have him. Why in "GOD'S" name would you deny another woman that right?
cheryl August 15, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Well, cryssy - if you are against abortion, you have a baby even if you are raped and 11 years old. If, however, you believe that these are circumstances that would justify abortion - then you are pro-choice, believing this young girl should have the option based on her circumstances and age. Everyone who decides to terminate a pregnancy has her own set of circumstances to consider and shouldn't have to justify those reasons to anyone.
Cath August 16, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Not everything is black and white. An 11 year old BABY barely has the emotional capacity to even understand the repercussions of having or not having a baby. Most women getting abortions in this country like this one http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/twenty-weeks-pregnant-with-twins-but-last-week-she-had-an-abortion are not in a life and death situation. This girl is because her body is not fully developed and it is risking her life (most likely) for her to be pregnant. I don't know how far along she is at this point. But if she is full term, I hope the doctors spare HER the trauma of abortion and let her give her baby up for adoption.
Kelly OGrady August 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I love that the judgment of this thread is whether the victim will do someone elses opinion of what's ethical. She's a child victim of sexual abuse. Ethics themselves are completely subjective. What happened to her is not.
Charlene August 16, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I asked because I didn't know. Makes this even MORE complicated. I feel for the family.
rikkardo_rikki August 16, 2012 at 04:25 PM
if this 11 y/o had confess she was a 'willing participant' and she'd initated this sexual endeavor would her confession change the opinions of the respondents to this thread? should the 11 y/o be charged or be absolved from wrongdoing? parent(s) charged? the irresponsible adult? i ask because it seems to me that children are more likely to learn and perform sex acts before the alphabet and/or reading, 'riting and 'rithmatic! why are we so quick to fault children when they are encouraged and allowed to express and emulate adult behavior?
Babyboop August 16, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Did anyone consider the fact that her body isn't formed to give birth yet? This is not only about choices it is about her health (physical and emotional) and not being developed to deliver a baby yet.
Margaret Callahan August 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM
To Ellen, who said "most women who have had abortions regret them later in life. I sure did." How on earth can you speak for 'most women'? I highly doubt you're right. All the women I know do NOT regret it, though they're hardly cavalier about the experience. Do you wish you hadn't had a CHOICE?
jennalee August 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I think at the end of the day, what's the most disturbing topic is that she LIVES in the house with this person. Now who knows under what circumstances these 2 very young people had sex, although some form of rape will probably be a factor. Being pregnant aside this young 11 yr old girl will forever have to live with the fact that this happened to her & by someone whom she believed to be trust-worthy. No matter her choice, and yes it should be HER CHOICE with the guidance of parental control, she is forever going to have problems in life. At 11 her innosence of childhood was stripped from her & she can never get that back. So as we battle between pro-life or pro-choice, I'm sitting back silently praying that she can come out on the other side of this & live some trace of a normal life without that feeling of guilt that is often associated with rape on the behalf of the victim. And she's just that, a victim, no matter which way you slice or dice it...
jimmy james August 17, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Why did you idiots turn this into an abortion debate. The only thing I hate more than pro-life people are those that think everything needs be a soapbox. This is a terrible story not a rallying cry for your causes.
Master September 03, 2012 at 03:43 PM
People let this topic be as sensitive as it is. We are talking an 11 year old here, all she needs is something to enchore herself on. Young girl don't live in the past, be positive about life. From: master


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