A 12-year old from Argentina gave birth to twin boys, sparking a police investigation a loud public outcry for public leaders to help stop sexual abuse in the region.
Local reports indicate that the girl, who has not been identified, became pregnant when she was 11 and gave birth soon after, celebrating her 12 birthday.
The twin boys were delivered through Caesarean section five weeks premature and weighing three pounds and four ounces.
The young girl's family did not realize their child was pregnant and only became aware that she was carrying a child when the girl's teacher noticed that she had a growing belly and began to ask questions.
The Police in Chilecito, Santa Fe, around 600 miles west of the capital Buenos Aires have begun investigating the child abuse case. They have questioned two males, aged 16 and 20, in connection with the probe, but no arrests have been made, according to The Sun.
This is the second time in the past day that news of a young girl giving birth came to light. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a 9-year-old that gave birth to a child in Mexico.
The little girl, who is called Dafne in reports, became pregnant when she was just 8 years old. She gave birth to a healthy daughter on Jan. 27, 2013 in Jalisco, Mexico after finding out just two months ago that she was pregnant.
Despite her extremely young age, the 9-year-old girl and her new daughter were both healthy and have already been allowed to return home, Director of Zoquipan Hospital, Dr. Enrique Rabago, has said in a press conference on Wednesday.
The father of the child is thought to be a 17-year-old boy, and authorities have confirmed that he is still being hunted and may be criminally charged for having a sexual relationship with such a young girl.
However, Lino Ginzalez Corona, spokesperson at Jalisco State Prosecutor's Office, has said, "Due to her young age, we don't know if she is being entirely truthful." She added that the state prosecutor is "still open to the possibility of rape or child sex abuse."