A woman who reportedly allowed and encouraged her 12-year-old daughter to have sexual intercourse with a 20-year-old man has been charged by the police.
The child's stepfather and the 20-year-old man have also been charged with various breaches of the Sexual Offences Act and the Child Care and Protection Act. It is reported that the 20-year-old, who is the child's boyfriend, moved in to live with her, her mother, and her stepfather.
The mother reportedly supplied her daughter with contraceptives but the child became pregnant. It's alleged that the mother did not report the matter to the police.
Investigations led the police to the location, where all three were arrested and subsequently charged. The 20-year-old man has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old; sexual touching; and grievous sexual assault.
The mother has been charged under the Sexual Offences Act with aiding and abetting sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years old.
She has also been charged with failing to report a crime to the Children's Registry, and cruelty to a child - under the Child Care and Protection Act. Meanwhile, investigations revealed that the stepfather was also molesting the young girl.He was charged with grievous sexual assault and sexual touching.
The three are booked to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, May 11.