Mother is arrested along with son-in-law after 12-year-old daughter gives birth

Mother is arrested along with son-in-law after 12-year-old daughter gives birth

An Oklahoma woman was arrested along with her son-in-law Thursday after her 12-year-old daughter gave birth earlier this month. The man, had been in a relationship with the girl since October 2020 and her mother is aware.

Mother is arrested along with son-in-law after 12-year-old daughter gives birth

The girl’s mother, Desiree Castaneda, was arrested on charges of child endangerment and enabling child sexual abuse on Thursday, July 30, according to Tulsa police sources.

Police were called to a downtown Tulsa hospital July 14 when a 12-year-old girl arrived in labor. Juan Miranda-Jara, 24, was with her and said he was in a relationship with the girl and that the child was his, according to Tulsa police. Miranda-Jara said they had been in a relationship since October 2020.

Doctors at the hospital called police and said they had a rape victim. The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16. Tulsa police arrived at the hospital and arrested Miranda-Jara on charges of first-degree rape of a minor.

Tulsa police said investigators learned that Desiree Castaneda and other family members were “aware of the relationship between the victim and Miranda-Jara” and allowed it.

Tulsa police said the family arranged a baby shower for the suspect and victim. Fortunately, the victim gave birth and the child is doing well.

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