Girl who got pregnant at 12 after being raped by own brother reveals her story

3 September 2015 / 1 year 1 month ago

Born in extreme poverty, being raped by her own brother, getting pregnant at the age of 12 and getting addicted to drugs and alcohol. Life has been very harsh to Tressa Middleton, now 21, ever since she was a little girl.

After nine long years, Tressa, who is from Scotland, reveals the big secret of her life. Wittyfeed reports her ordeal:

Tressa learned to consume alcohol and drugs at an early age. Born to a homeless mother, she was sent into care. After a year, she returned home in Edinburgh when she was 9. That was the time her older brother Jason also came to live with his mother and sister.

Due to her alcohol dependency, she was sent back to the care. In 2005, Tressa at the age of 11 returned to her home.

That year, she collided with a disaster and her life changed, forever. She was raped by Jason, her own brother. She remembers how he took her to a building site and attacked her. Within a minute, everything was different.

After a few months of the incident, she noticed her body started to change. One of her friends told her that she might be pregnant. She had a pregnancy test and found herself pregnant. She did not think about terminating the child. After giving birth to a daughter, Tressa eventually gave her daughter up for adoption.

After a lot of time, she gathered courage to reveal the identity of Annie’s father. Speaking about her heartbreaking ordeal on a television show, Tressa detailed her traumatic days.

She also briefed about her new book Tressa: The 12-Year-Old Mum, where she poured all the trauma she faced. She has dedicated the book to her daughter Annie. She feels sorry for giving up Annie in care.

She says, “I just hope one day she does forgive me. I know it’s going to be hard for her when she finds out her uncle is her dad.”

Speaking out to her daughter, Tressa said, "You are never far from my thoughts. You are the last person I think of when I go to sleep and the first person I think of when I wake up in the morning."

Read more about Tressa (Photos 1 to 8) in the gallery below. 

See also: 13-year-old bravely rejected abortion after rape -- then this happens

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