A 12-year-old Chinese girl has given birth to a baby that DNA evidence indicates was fathered by a 74-year-old man. The girl denies that she was raped by the man and instead says she was sexually assaulted by three of her teachers. The man, who is from the village of Qiyang, Hunan province, China, has been arrested by police.
The girl’s family believes the elderly man was forced to confess as part of a police cover-up, The Daily Mail reported. They say that DNA was never taken from any of the girl’s three teachers to see if any of them could be the father of the child.
The girl also has said during the course of the investigation into the alleged assault, she saw the three teachers in question giving money to the police and that she was threatened by her school’s headmaster to keep quiet.
The 74-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.