A little girl gave birth in a bathtub insider her relatives’ home in St. Charles, Missouri. The three family members are now facing charges for their role in the shocking incident.
Lesbia Cante and an adult male are facing charges of child endangerment. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old relative is being charged with incest, statutory sodomy, and statutory rape.
On top of letting an 11-year-old girl deliver at home away from proper medical care, the adult male also took the newborn baby to a hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Apparently, this happened after about an hour after the baby was born.
While there, he dropped off the infant with claims that the baby had been left at their front porch.
At the time the baby was taken to the hospital, it still had the placenta and umbilical cord. The baby also had a body temperature of just 90 degrees.
Police Involved After Infant Is Dropped Off At The Hospital
The police were tipped off after the bizarre incident at the hospital. And naturally, their investigations quickly began.
Soon, detectives went to the St. Louis home where the 11-year-old girl was.
The man was arrested, and only later did he admit that the baby was actually a relative. This was after investigators questioned him.
During the questioning, he also explained that he did not know that his 11-year-old relative had suffered sexual assault or that she was pregnant.
When the family questioned the 17-year-old later on, he admitted to having had sex with the young girl about 100 times. But even he admitted that he never knew the girl was pregnant.
The accused is Norvin L. Lopez-Cante, and he was arrested after the discovery along with Lesbia Cante. The woman was taken into police custody for not doing enough to help the girl as she was giving birth.
She was supposed to help the girl get proper medical care during the delivery.
Lesbia Cante was put in jail with a bond of $10,000, while Lopez-Cante was given a bond of $25,000. The adult male relative was also put behind bars with a $10,000 cash-only bond.