Pic shows: The pregnant girl; A man who took his pregnant wife to hospital for a check-up was detained by police after the "woman" was found to be no older than 12. The girl, unnamed in reports, was accompanied the 40-year-old man (In white shirt bottom right) and another woman who claimed to be her mother-in-law. The trio arrived at the Xuzhou City Central Hospital, in East Chinas Jiangsu Province, claiming that the girl was 12 weeks pregnant and that she needed a routine test to confirm that her foetus was healthy. The husband and mother-in-law said the wife was 20 years of age, but medics immediately alerted local authorities when they found the young patient to be more like a schoolgirl than a "woman". Doctors who tried to question the girl were unable to get any answers from her, as she did not speak any Mandarin. One of the staff said: "Its obvious she is just a child, not 20 years old." Their suspicion is also said to have angered the husband, who was quoted as saying: "I took her here to be examined - just do your job. Stop asking so many questions." Arriving police officers found that the girl did not possess a Chinese ID and concluded that she was a foreign national from Southeast Asia, but her exact origins are still unclear. Investigators suspect that she was abducted or bought as a foreign bride - the Chinese have a history of purchasing Vietnamese brides from across the countrys southern border. However, further investigation is now under way to determine the facts
‘SHE’S JUST A CHILD!’ Girl, 12, is brought to hospital PREGNANT by her 40-year-old ‘husband’ who tries to pass her off as 20-year-old wife
A MAN has been arrested after taking a pregnant 12-year-old to hospital for a check-up, The Sun reports. He tried to pass off the little girl as his 20-year-old wife. A member of staff at the hospital in Xuzhou, China said: “It’s obvious she is just a child”.
Distressing photographs show the little girl’s huge baby bump and stretch marks. She was taken to hospital with the 40-year-old man and a woman who claimed to be the girl’s mother-in-law. They said the girl was three months pregnant and that she needed a routine test to confirm that her foetus was healthy.
Medics immediately called the police when the two adults tried to pass off the girl as a twenty-year-old woman. She couldn’t speak Mandarin, meaning docs were unable to question her about her age. A staff member said: “She is certainly not anywhere near 20 years old.”
The man is quoted as saying: “I took her here to be examined — just do your job. Stop asking so many questions.” Police found the girl didn’t possess any form of identification and have determined she is not from China. She is likely instead to be a foreign national from southeast Asia.
Investigators suspect that she was abducted or bought as a foreign bride. There is a history of Chinese men purchasing Vietnamese brides from across the country’s southern border. Police are continuing their investigation.