Authorities have confirmed a 12-year-old girl has given birth at a Perth hospital.

Local media reported the girl became pregnant when she was 11 and had her baby earlier this month.

Jackie Tang, of the Department of Communities, would not comment specifically on the case to protect the girl’s identity, but told Community News it did work closely with multiple agencies when a young mother gave birth.

“A co-ordinated response is required from a range of State Government and external support agencies both in the short and long term in order to make a lasting difference to the wellbeing of all affected parties,” she said.

“The Department of Communities, the WA Police and Department of Health work together intensively in the best interests of all concerned.

Update

In a shock twist, it has been revealed the boy who fathered a child with a 12-year-old girl in Perth is her step-brother.

The West Australian reports that police are investigating but charges are unlikely to be laid against the 14-year-old boy or the baby’s mother.

It’s understood the girl did not know she was pregnant before she gave birth earlier this month.

It is unclear if the boy and girl live together full-time. Government sources have described the case as very “complex and sad”.

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  • Oh my goodness, that’s just crazy.

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  • Hopefully they get all the help they need. They have had to grow up too soon

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  • Such a sad story. And this young girl has suddenly left behind her child world. The father too. He’s now 14. I hope the family will help at this difficult time in their life.

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  • Hope they get the help they need.

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  • This is such a difficult situation I hope it doesn’t tear the whole family apart a lot of support is going to be needed.

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  • Complex indeed. Possibly not exploitative, given the father’s age, but dreadful consequences.

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  • Oh my this is so sad, for all parties – step brother/step sisters might not think those lines being crossed is an issue but to the outside world it is. I don’t wish to comment because we really don’t know any of the facts about why or how nor will we ever find out – I just wish them all the best in dealing with the situation they find themselves in and hope that are getting support and help that they need.

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  • Wow, it was her step brother! He at 14 is old enough to know what they were doing is wrong and I believe there should be some sort of charges laid against him. This whole case is just shocking

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  • Such a sad thing that it turns out to be her step brother. That family is in a whole world of pain. So sad.

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  • This is so totally wrong. Where on earth was the parents before this happened. the kids parents need to be blamed for this 12yr old girl giving birth. All I can say is the baby’s father should also known better then to have sex with his step sister. I call it rape. And how on earth didn’t the 12 yr old know she was pregnant. once your belly is bigger then the rest of the body you should know that you are pregnant plus the pushing around the baby does inside the womb when turning.

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  • That is so sad. She is still a baby herself. I hope it wasn’t due to incest or rape and in any case, hope she is getting the help she needs.

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  • Do hope this young lady wasn’t a victim of incest – it does still happen.

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  • That’s sad. Someone has abused this little girl and needs to be arrested. I hope she and her baby are in a safer place now.

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  • Still a child herself. I hope both are well.


    • Childhood will sadly change now. :( Hope there is a whole lot of support.

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  • Wow this is really sad, she is a baby herself! Although I do know a girl who had a child at 13 and now she is 18 and has 5.. she seems to be doing a good job, but I still think it’s too young

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