11-year-old St. Charles girl gives birth in bathtub, relatives charged

Charges range from child endangerment to statutory sodomy.

Alex Degman
February 19, 2020 - 7:53 pm

ST. CHARLES (KMOX/AP) -- Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her St. Charles home are facing criminal charges.

An adult female and adult male are charged with child endangerment. And a 17-year-old male is charged with incest as well as statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a child younger than 12.

All three live in St. Charles. Their identities have so far not been released.

Police started investigating after the adult male relative brought an infant to a hospital on Feb. 11. Charging documents say the baby still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached and had a body temperature of just 90 degrees.

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