Oklahoma man, 24, charged with rape after taking his pregnant 12-year-old ‘girlfriend’ to hospital to give birth to their baby
- Juan Miranda-Jara charged with first-degree rape of a minor after allegedly admitting to dating a 12-year-old girl and getting her pregnant
- Miranda-Jara was arrested after taking the pregnant child to Tulsa hospital to give birth to their baby girl
- According to police, Miranda-Jara spoke openly about the 12-year-old’s boyfriend and appeared to be proud of becoming a father
- He would have admitted to having sex with the minor since October 2020
- Miranda-Jara previously shared photos on his Facebook page, showing him and the pregnant 12-year-old at their baby shower.
An Oklahoma man has been arrested for rape after police said he took a 12-year-old pregnant girl, whom he called his girlfriend, to the hospital to give birth to their baby.
According to the Tulsa Police Department, officers were called to Hilcrest Medical Center over a report of a possible rape of a 12-year-old girl who was in labor.
The suspect, 24-year-old Juan Miranda-Jara, is said to have admitted to the police that he has been in a relationship with the child since October 2020.
This photo shows Miranda-Jara posing with the pregnant 12-year-old during their baby shower
Police said Miranda-Jara proudly told them he was the father of the girl his girlfriend was about to give birth to, and she didn’t know why officers were being called to the hospital.
“They walked in like any other couple would, excited to deliver their newborn,” Tulsa police officer Danny Bean told me. Fox 23.
Bean added that the soon-to-be couple thought the situation was “pretty good” and saw nothing wrong with it.
The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16 years.
Despite her young age, the 12-year-old gave birth to a healthy daughter and was later released from the hospital, but without her boyfriend.
Miranda-Jara was arrested on charges of first-degree rape, but police said he could face additional counts related to the minor’s pregnancy.
Juan Miranda-Jara, 24, has been charged with first-degree rape of a minor after admitting to dating a 12-year-old girl and getting her pregnant.
Police have not said how Miranda-Jara first came into contact with the young girl, why she was allowed to have sexual relations with a man twice her age, or how she could carry her baby to full term without anyone knowing the pregnancy. reported. to the authorities.
Social media posts suggest that some of Miranda-Jara’s relatives were aware of and approved of his relationship with the minor.
On his Facebook page, which has been deleted, Miranda-Jara openly stated that he was in a relationship with the underage girl and shared photos from their recent baby shower.
One image shows the man happily posing with the pregnant 12-year-old wearing a floral dress and festive sash, with pink and gold balloons and a cupcake tower in the background.
Miranda-Jara has been stuck on $50,000 bail since Wednesday. He is due to appear in court again on August 26.
On his now-defunct Facebook page, Miranda-Jara stated that he was in a relationship with the underage girl
Miranda-Jara was taken into custody on July 14 after taking his underage girlfriend to Hillcrest Medical Center to give birth to their daughter.