Police authorities are investigating a family after an 11-year-old gave birth to a baby — allegedly fathered by her brother — last week in the bathtub of her home In St.
Lesbia Cante, the grandmother of the unnamed baby, took the newborn to a nearby hospital along with her husband, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Lopez. They claimed that a stranger had left the baby on their front porch but investigators eventually found out the truth.
On February 11, both Lesbia and Francisco rushed the newborn to St. Joseph Hospital with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached. The doctors were worried because the baby had a body temperature of 90 degrees.
The two continued to claim how the newborn arrived or who its parents were. Until two days later, in a follow-up interview with the police, Francisco confessed the baby had actually been born in the bathtub of his home. He also revealed the identity of the mother, Lesbia’s 11-year-old daughter.
The father was Francisco’s 17-year-old son, Norvin Leonidas Lopez-Cante. It is not confirmed if the two are siblings or half-siblings.
Francisco said he did not know the girl was pregnant, or that his own son was raping her until she gave birth in the bathtub.
While the 17-year-old Norvin claimed that he doesn’t remember when the rapes began, he admitted to having sex with the 11-year-old girl twice a week, possibly 100 times in total.
Norvin was then charged with first-degree statutory rape, statutory sodomy as well as incest. Currently, his bond is set at $25,000. Francisco was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and had his bail set at $10,000. It was also noted he entered the country illegally and was previously deported.
While the 11-year-old’s mother, Lesbia Cante, was charged with failing to provide medical care to the girl after she gave birth.