Parents cleared of sexual assault of infant by medical tests

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MEDICAL tests have ruled out the possibility that the fifteen-month-old girl in Santa Maria suffered abuse by her parents. Apparently the signs initially detected at the hospital were actually the result of constipation and not abuse.

When she was admitted to Son Espases hospital on July 6, a pediatrician believed that the abrasions and marks on her genitals could have been caused by sexual abuse.

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This led to the Island Council withdrawing her from her parents’ custody.

Investigators took parent’s statements and that of others living in the same house, but the Guardia Civil officers apparently believed that the wounds were probably caused by something other than sexual assault.

Although the infant is still at the facility for abused children, Guardia Civil are said to be closing the case which will be sent to court for the judge to rule that the child be returned to her parents.


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