Turkish court rules for girl’s abortion, releases rape suspect

Turkish court rules for girl’s abortion, releases rape suspect

AFYONKARAHİSAR
Turkish court rules for girl’s abortion, releases rape suspect

An 11-year-old pregnant girl has undergone abortion after a court ruling allowed her in the Central Anatolian province of Afyonkarahisar, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 13.

The girl turned out to be two and a half months pregnant when she complained of stomach ache after going to a public hospital on Nov. 7.

The hospital then reported the situation to the police.

In her initial testimony, conducted in the presence of a pedagogue, the girl told the police one of her schoolmates, aged 14, had taken her to a remote building and raped her there.

Law enforcement officials then launched an investigation into the case and detained the suspect.

But following his procedures at the prosecutor’s office, the 14-year-old rape suspect was set free.

A public prosecutor appointed to the case ruled that the girl would undergo an abortion operation and that the fetus would be subjected to a DNA test.

The results, however, showed the suspect was not linked to the baby.

After the results, the prosecutor wanted the girl and her family to give another testimony. 

The girl repeated what he had already said in her initial testimony but remained silent when asked whether she had been in a sexual relationship with someone else other than the suspect.

The girl, her two younger and one older sister were taken into care by social services.

Turkey, Child, Abortion