(CMR) A US woman was arrested and charged with child neglect after her 12-year-old daughter gave birth to a 24-year-old man's child.
According to Fox 11, Desiree Castaned of Oklahoma was taken into custody on Thursday and also charged with one count of enabling child sex abuse.
It is alleged that the victim’s family knew about the relationship and even threw a baby shower for the child and Juan Miranda-Jara, (24), who was previously charged with first-degree rape in the case.
Police said the girl arrived in labor on July 14 at a midtown Tulsa hospital with Miranda-Jara, like a couple excited to deliver their child. Hospital staff called 911, and the newborn’s father was arrested and charged. The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16.
Tulsa authorities said their investigations later revealed that the girl’s mother and other family members “permitted the relationship, and there are photos of the family throwing a baby shower for the victim and the suspect.”
According to police, the girl's father is currently in prison, serving a 12-year sentence for first-degree rape unrelated to the case.
The newborn was born healthy and without complications. Both the 12-year-old girl and baby were in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Fox 11 reported.