Oklahoma police have arrested a woman after her 12-year-old daughter gave birth to a child and the family welcomed the girl’s 24-year-old rapist to a baby shower a few days back.
Desiree Castaneda, 33, was arrested on Thursday by Tulsa Police and charged with child neglect and encouraging child sex.
Castaneda, reportedly, was encouraging the rapist, Juan Miranda-Jara, to have sex with her minor daughter regularly. She has now been charged on one count of enabling child sex abuse, according to the Tulsa Police Department and online jail records. Miranda-Jara was arrested last week and now both the mom and the rapist are behind the bars.
Tulsa Police said in a news release, “The investigation revealed that the victim’s mother and family members were aware of the relationship between the victim and Miranda-Jara.”
“The family permitted the relationship, and there are photos of the family throwing a baby shower for the victim and the suspect.”
According to investigators, Desiree Castaneda and other family members knew that Miranda-Jara was regularly having sex with the girl. In fact, she was reportedly even providing him condoms to have sex with her minor daughter. So, when police arrested Miranda-Jara, she was quite shocked and surprised.
Miranda-Jara was arrested on July 14 after he accompanied the 12-year-old girl to the hospital where she delivered his child. He allegedly told authorities the hospital staff that he was the baby’s biological father when they confronted him about the pregnancy. They immediately became concerned and informed police, who confronted Miranda-Jara and then took him into custody.
The 12-year-old’s father is currently in prison serving a sentence for an unrelated rape.
Dumb Miranda-Jara was allegedly confused when cops showed up and told them how proud he was.
Tulsa police officer Danny Bean told Fox 23, adding the twosome didn’t appear to clue in that there was anything wrong with the situation.
“They walked in just like any other couple would, excited to deliver their newborn child,”
The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16 years old.
Investigators were still scratching their heads as to why the girl was allowed to have a sexual relationship with a man twice her age, why her mom condoned the pregnancy and why no one reported it to officials.