15-year-old arrested after girlfriend, 12, gives birth and stuffs baby in drawer

15-year-old arrested after girlfriend, 12, gives birth and stuffs baby in drawer
Surprise addition: The baby was discovered in the drawer of a house in Kampung Bahagia Jaya, Sibu.
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SIBU - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after his girlfriend, aged 12, gave birth to a baby on Sunday (Dec 3).

Sibu deputy OCPD Supt Martin Koo said on Tuesday that the boy was detained after the girl admitted to giving birth to the baby on the ground floor of her adopted family's wooden stilt house at 6pm on Dec 3.

"She put the newborn in the drawer of a cabinet in a storeroom and left the baby there. Her 16-year-old sister was shocked to hear the baby's cries and found the baby in the drawer, wrapped in a towel," he said.

The house owner then alerted police
The girl also admitted that she had been having sex with the boy, who is in Form 3, since the end of 2016.

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