A Teenage Rape Victim Has Been Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Having A Stillbirth


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The teenager is among a number of women sentenced for breaking
El Salvador’s strict abortion laws, despite having a
stillbirth.

Posted on July 07, 2017, 11:31 GMT

Cruz had been repeatedly
raped while in a forced relationship prior to her pregnancy.
She did not seek help as she had been too scared to approach police.

She was reported to officials by hospital staff when she went
to seek care. The baby’s body was later found in the school
toilet. The prosecutor in the trial argued that Cruz
intentionally hurt the baby.



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