A young girl has found out she is eight months pregnant after allegedly being raped by her teenage brother.
She discovered she was pregnant after going to hospital with abdomen and back pains in the city of Posadas, northern Argentina.
When doctors checked the girl, who cannot be named, she said that she had been raped by her brother, 15.
They reported the alleged assault to a special women-only police unit and it is being investigated.
According to local media, the victim did not understand properly what was happening and said that she was raped by her older brother only once.
The Department of Social Development reported that the brother of the victim, whose name has not been revealed, has been removed from the family.
The baby is due at the end of the year and will be looked after by its grandmother so that its mother can finish her education.
Local media report that the mother of the girl knew nothing about the sexual abuse in her family and was shocked to find out her daughter was pregnant.
As the boy suspected of raping his sister is a minor he cannot be charged. He is now under the custody of his aunt after initially being sent to a centre for children involved in legal conflicts.
According to social services workers who visited the house, they are living in good conditions.