It has been discovered that a PREGNANT 12-year-old taken to hospital by her 35-year-old ‘husband’ had been trafficked into China from her homeland in Vietnam

The girl was forced to marry a Chinese man and was four months pregnant when he took her to hospital, reports The Sun. It is believed she was the victim of child trafficking.

The man tried to pass off the little girl as his 20-year-old wife but a member of staff at the hospital in Xuzhou, China said: “It’s obvious she is just a child”.

Chinese officials are now working with their colleagues in Vietnam to try and find the victim’s family after she revealed she was from the capital of Hanoi.

Major General Ho Sy Tien, Director of the Criminal Police Department with Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, said they believed the girl was most likely abducted and sold across the border sometime between 2010 and 2011.

She would have been around six or seven years old at the time.

Tien said: “So far there have been no results. We have yet to find her family, though initial findings of the case have been published in the media, so anyone who may know her can inform the police.”

Distressing photographs released last week showed the little girl’s huge baby bump and stretch marks.

She was taken to hospital with the 35-year-old man and a woman who claimed to be the girl’s mother-in-law.

They said the girl was three months pregnant and that she needed a routine test to confirm that her foetus was healthy.

Medics immediately called the police when the two adults tried to pass off the girl as a twenty-year-old woman.

She couldn’t speak Mandarin, meaning docs were unable to question her about her age.

A staff member said: “She is certainly not anywhere near 20 years old.”

The man, who has been arrested, is quoted as saying: “I took her here to be examined — just do your job. Stop asking so many questions.”

There is a history of Chinese men purchasing Vietnamese brides from across the country’s southern border.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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  • This is just so terrible. That poor poor little girl, having her own little baby.


  • This is sick and so sad and disturbing, I hope that she will be ok in the future.


  • This is distressing, upsetting, sad. I feel so sorry this this young child and for her family. I hope it ends well.


  • This is heartbreaking. Poor little girl. I hope her future looks brighter.


  • This poor girl hasn’t had the chance to be a child and is now expecting one of her own. I pray that she will be okay and reunited with family.


  • so sad. the poor little girl has been through so much. I hope she has a loving family that is searching for her


  • Poor girl, bless her !
    I hope they can trace her parents and they can discover what happened exactly


  • What a terrible to happen to one so young.


  • this is so terrible this poor child there is to much off this in the world it makes you so scared to ever leave your child


  • This makes me feel so sick. She’s still a little girl herself yet here she is expecting a child. Truly horrific, I hope these people are caught and suitably dealt with


  • This is so incredibly sad.


  • In Aust. I’m pretty sure the guy would be charged for carnal knowledge – not just rape. I hope there is a way of her being placed in care so she can’t be raped by the guy again. They have to ascertain whether she was abducted or whether her parents were involved. They must not be given the chance to sell her. Her life has already been so damaged it is tragic.


  • That’s despicable! The poor girl was obviously raped and was there against her will. She will be affected by this for the rest of her life, I hope they return her to her family (that’s if the family didn’t actually sell her though!)


  • disgusting!! Glad someone figured it out!


  • This is so sad. But, unluckily, child trafficking is still so widespread.
    A child shouldn’t face this! :-(


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