A 19-year-old from El Salvador has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for the stillbirth of her rapist's child.
According to The Guardian, Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz was convicted for failing to seek proper care for her unborn child, and therefore its murder. She was apparently unaware of her pregnancy until she gave birth in her toilet in April 2016.
Cruz had been repeatedly raped by a gang member while in a forced relationship prior to her pregnancy. She did not seek help as she had been too scared to approach police.
She was reported to officials by hospital staff when she went to seek care. The baby's body was later found in the school toilet. The prosecutor in the trial argued that Cruz intentionally hurt the baby.