Three family members are facing charges after an 11-year-old girl gave birth in her suburban St. Louis home.
Police charged a 17-year-old with abuse, sanctioned abuse and legal sodomy of a child, documents say, after he told investigators he did not know the girl was pregnant.
A man and a woman are each accused of child endangerment, and the woman faces an additional charge of failing to provide medical care for the birth. The incident came into light when an adult male brought an infant, who had a temperature of 90 degrees and was still joined to the umbilical cord, to a hospital for treatment on Feb. 11.
He first said someone left the baby on his front doorstep, according to charging documents, but later said he was a relative. The man also told investigators he did not know the 11-year-old was pregnant or molested multiple times.
Detectives later found the 11-year-old in her home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
No attorneys for the three relatives, who all live in St. Charles, are listed in online court records.
Bail for the man and woman was set at $10,000 each. The teen is being held on a $25,000 bond.