Pregnant 13-year-old who confessed she was raped by a teenager taken to hospital amid fears of miscarriage
In her statement to the police, she had accused a 15-year-old of raping her. When she fell pregnant, she convinced Ivan to go along with her story about being the father to avoid the shame
A Russian teen who hit headlines last month after claiming she had been impregnated by her 10-year-old boyfriend is now facing the risk of losing the baby in a miscarriage, reports claim.
Daria "Dasha" Sudnishnikova, 13, from the Siberian nuclear town of Zheleznogorsk, gained popularity on social media after she appeared on a Russian television show and revealed how she became pregnant after meeting and falling in love with her boyfriend Ivan, 10.
She had insisted at the time that, despite her age, she planned to keep the child and raise it. "When I was thinking about the delivery process, I was scared," she said, "but then I saw my baby during an ultrasound. It was so tiny and cute. Now I am ready to give birth."
It was a decision that her mother, Elena, had supported. "When we started talking, she said she would not kill the baby and I support her decision. I do not want her to go under the knife," the mother said.
However, according to reports, she has now been rushed to the hospital over fears she could lose the child. The news was confirmed by Daria on her Instagram page, which has thousands of followers. "I won’t be online for a while," she announced in a video. "The doctors have found a risk of miscarriage and I’m now in hospital."
Neighbors had previously expressed doubt that Ivan could be the child's father, with Dr Evgeny Grekov, a urology and andrology expert, similarly stating that tests had proved the young boy had not been the one who had gotten Daria pregnant.
"We rechecked the laboratory results three times so there cannot be any mistake," he said. "There cannot be sperm cells. He is still a child. There is even no testosterone. And just to add, he still has childish sex organs. Puberty has not started."
Daria eventually admitted she had lied and alleged she had been raped by a 15-year-old boy. Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda quoted a source who revealed that the teen lied because she was trying to keep the rape a secret.
The source said that, in her statement to the police, Daria said the 15-year-old raped her after he tried to have sex with her but she refused. When she fell pregnant, she convinced Ivan to go along with her story about being the father to avoid the shame that would come with admitting she had been raped.
The suspect has since been put under house arrest and Russian detectives have interviewed both, Daria and her parents, as well as the teen and his parents. However, the Russian Investigative Committee has not yet announced charges or a criminal investigation and has not made a statement in the case.