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Stepfather of pregnant 10-year-old nabbed

10 May 2015, 15:48

Asuncion - Paraguay police say they have arrested the fugitive stepfather of a pregnant 10-year-old girl who has been denied an abortion by the government.

The official rejection of the abortion request from the girl's mother has angered international human rights groups, who say the pregnancy endangers the health of the young girl. Abortion is illegal in the South American nation.

Also read: Rape of Uruguayan girl sparks abortion debate

The stepfather was arrested in the city of Caazapa, about 200km southeast of the capital, Asuncion. He had fled two weeks ago.

Authorities allege the girl was raped by her stepfather. Local medial quote him as denying guilt.

- AP


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