Local 10-Year-Old Gives Birth to Baby Girl





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Uploaded on May 7, 2008

By Nate Eaton
It's an unbelievable story that has an entire community in shock.

Several sources confirm a 10-year-old girl from St. Anthony gave birth to a little girl on Saturday at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg.

The girl was allegedly raped by 37-year-old Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez. Gutierrez-Juaraz is an illegal immigrant who is in the Fremont County Jail on rape charges.

Gutierrez-Juarez was arrested April 29th after medical personnel alerted police that a pregnant child had come in for treatment. That child is now one of the youngest mothers in Idaho.

Counselor Matt Christensen has worked with sexually abused kids for over 10 years. Although he has nothing to do with this specific case, he's seen pregnancies affect other teenagers.

Matt Christensen, Counselor: "Children go through development stages and when something seriously traumatic hits, they tend to stop the development phases at that point."

It's unclear who will take custody of the newborn, what will happen to the ten year old, and if Gutierrez-Juarez will face charges.

The St. Anthony police department is still conducting an investigation against Gutierrez-Juaraz so officers did not want to comment on the case. They say more details may be released later.

Gutierrez-Juarez is being held on 250 thousand dollars bond. Even if he did post the required amount, he would not be released because he is an illegal immigrant.

From www.kidk.com


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