The 11-year-old, nicknamed Lele, was already five months pregnant when the incident came to light. Her family have arranged an abortion for her.
The suspected attacker, a married man in his 50s, has been arrested by the Biyang police in central China on suspicion of raping an underage girl.
Lele’s family hadn’t realised that the girl had been raped at school until a recent physical examination showed she was five months pregnant, according to k618.cn, a news outlet affiliated to the Work Committee of Young Pioneers of China.
Apparently, Lele’s mother noticed Lele was not ‘well’, so she took her to the clinic for a checkup on January 15. The girl’s mother was shocked to be told that the girl was with child and called the police.
Lele was just nine years old when she was first raped, a family member revealed to the reporter.
The same family member claimed at the time, Lele was playing on the school’s playground, but was dragged to a staircase by a security guard and got raped.
Lele’s family also claimed that Lele was raped several other times at the school by the same person in the following two years.
Lele had been a top student in her school, but in the last two years the girl was said to become ‘very quiet’.