A 12-year-old girl from Russia has revealed she is pregnant and says she is “happy” with the expectation, as police question her adult lover about the alleged rape.
The schoolgirl, named Dasha, announced her pregnancy for “hit back at web trolls” and told Russian channel NTV that she initially pretended to be 16.
But before they had sex for the first time, Dasha told her partner, who was over 18, that she was in fact 12.
A 12-year-old girl from Russia (pictured) has revealed she is pregnant and says she is ‘elated’ to be pregnant as police interrogate her adult lover about the alleged rape
Schoolgirl named Dasha went out with her pregnancy to ‘hit back at web trolls’
She is no longer in a relationship with the alleged abuser, but Dasha said she is overjoyed to be pregnant and plans to raise the baby with her mother, Elena, 42, while continuing her education in hopes of becoming a dentist.
Russian police are ‘interrogating’ the unnamed father of the unborn child amid reports that he will be held criminally liable.
Mother Elena said, “I was shocked. I asked her [Dasha] what she wanted to do. To my surprise she was happy.
“I was shocked, but she wasn’t. She loves small children and had always asked me if I had a sister or a brother.’
Elena said her family, including her construction worker, father Sergei, 52, was bombarded by trolls.
Dasha said she is thrilled to be pregnant and plans to raise the baby with her mother, Elena (pictured together), 42, while continuing her education in hopes of becoming a dentist
NTV reported: ‘On social networks, buckets of dirt were poured over her and her daughter.’
Elena added: They started writing all kinds of nasty things about my daughter and my family.
‘That her father has left us, that she is a lecherous child, that we are registered with some social services. I decided to stop. I decided to say what really happened.
“People could just support and advise us, but they started insulting us from the start.”
Dasha said: ‘We started dating on June 28, I first told him I was 16 because I thought he wouldn’t date me if he knew I was too young.
“A day or two later I told him I was twelve.”
She said her mother had explained to her about contraception but that he “didn’t want to use a condom.”
Russian police ‘interrogate’ unnamed father of unborn child amid reports he will face ‘criminal liability’
Dasha said, ‘I told him what it took. He refused.
‘I fell in love with him, he was my first boyfriend. It all happened in a rented apartment in late July.
“He invited me to spend some time there, to watch a movie. We talked, we watched a movie and it all happened unexpectedly.
“I wasn’t scared, but it was unexpected. We only had intercourse once.’
She added: ‘I expected him to say ‘let’s keep the baby, raise the child together and start a family’.
“I didn’t expect him to turn around and go away.
“There is no support from him. He laughed at me because I was pregnant, so I broke up with him.’
She said her mother had explained to her about contraception but that he ‘didn’t want to use a condom’
She said she would raise the baby and “be a dentist in the future,” while Elena praised her daughter for being mature for her age.
She said, “I had talked to her about… [contraception] rather that it was not only necessary because of pregnancy, but also because of STDs.’
She insisted the child’s father “knew she was 12 before they had intercourse.”
NTV panelist Artur Bagdasarov said the parents should have kept an eye on their daughter instead of being so “calm” about the pregnancy.
He said, ‘I feel like I’m from another planet. My daughter certainly wouldn’t get pregnant when she was twelve.’
In a previous Russian case, a 13-year-old schoolgirl became a social media influencer after claiming a 10-year-old boy got her pregnant.
She later claimed she lied and became pregnant when she was raped by a 16-year-old boy.
Darya Sudnishnikova also insisted on keeping her child – a girl – and amassed more than 650,000 followers.