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05/28/03 - Palestine

Juvenile Birth Prompts Sex Assault Investigation

An aggravated sexual assault investigation is underway after a 12-year old girl gives birth inside her parents' home in Palestine. The girl apparently called her mother into the bathroom last Wednesday, where the woman found her daughter and an infant. Investigators say neither knew about the pregnancy. Both the mother and newborn are doing fine.

Authorities say the 12-year old named a suspect who's currently in jail on an unrelated charge. DNA has been collected from the baby, the 12-year old and the suspect for analysis.

Anderson County District Attorney Doug Lowe says an aggravated sex assault charge carries a 5 to 99 sentence.

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