According to police accounts, a 9-year-old has been impregnated with twins by her 23-year-old stepfather. The abuse is thought to have started when she was just six and went on for years. It is alleged he paid her money for each time they copulated.
The pregnancy was discovered when the girl was taken to a hospital after experiencing stomach pains. Doctors determined she was four months pregnant and carrying twins. The child is currently in the care of the Maternal-Child Institute in Recife.
The doctor who confirmed her pregnancy doesn't believe her pelvis can support twins and doubts the pregnancy can continue. While abortion is illegal in Brazil, there are exceptions, such as if the woman's life is in danger or conception through rape.