At dawn one day week that is last into the Lima Maternity Hospital, Hilda Trujillo offered delivery to a child weighing a trifle over six pounds. The caretaker took no anesthetic, additionally the work that is five-hour totally normal; so was the child, except it was possibly 30 days premature. Maybe not normal: the caretaker’s age. She was herself a young child of nine years, seven months, 28 days. Only some months ago she wore cardboard that is white and played an angel in the third-grade play at school.
Hilda’s mother, a servant, noted one thing odd in regards to the girl in, informed her mistress, whom took Hilda to your doctor july. Astonished, he reported that Hilda had been five months pregnant. Tearfully, the mother cried: “Let God’s will likely to be done.” Hilda’s father, however, rushed to your authorities, in addition they arrested a 22-year-old orphaned cousin whom lived using the Trujillos in their shack that is one-room him with rape.
In November Hilda entered the Maternity Hospital due to the fact patient of Obstetrician Rolando Colareta, underwent examination with a team of 16 obstetricians, gland experts, radiologists, psychiatrists and general professionals. She ended up being reported by them to be normal, only a little older-looking than other girls of her age.
Explained Colareta: “The rape of minors is absolutely nothing so unusual right here or somewhere else. But of course rape does not always mean maternity in children therefore young except in rare circumstances.” In three decades being an obstetrician he’d seen four cases being such girls under eleven; Hilda Trujillo had been only the second youngest. Eighteen years before he assisted in the case of the youngest: Lina Medina, pregnant during the age of five years, eight months; mother, by Caesarean part, of the kid that is normal the age of six years, five months (TIME, might 29, 1939) .
Final Hilda’s situation rekindled curiosity about Lina week. Now 24, short, reclusive and stocky, she works being a secretary into the Lima clinic of Dr. Gerardo Lozada, a doctor whom performed her Caesarean. Lozada gave her an scholarly training, has become putting her son through high school, reports: “Lina’s child is normal and smart. He wants to occupy electronic devices.”