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Teenager gives birth after being raped by her own dad
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Teenager gives birth after being raped by her own dad

A teenage girl who was allegedly raped by her stepdad has given birth.

According to a neighbor who spoke to What’s On-Gambia, the young woman, who was attending school, suffered years of torment after moving to Jabnag to live with her mum.

The neighbor said they were shocked when the girl disclosed to them that she was raped by her stepdad, a man in his 50s.

Confirming the report, a police insider revealed: “The matter was reported to Latriya Police Station leading to the stepdad’s arrest. But I think the family managed to convince the Station Officer there to drop the case and the man was released.”

What’s On-Gambia learned that the young girl is currently living in Foni with her grandparents who are assisting her to adjust to motherhood and life with a baby.

“They took her to Foni during the trimester of her pregnancy,” said the neighbor.

When asked whether the girl’s mother is still married to the stepdad, the neighbor responded: “Yes, they are still married. They have kids together.”

Sexual abuse of children remains a critical challenge in The Gambia. Most cases of rape are swept under the rug by families.

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