A pre-teen girl was raped by her 14-year-old brother and gave birth to his child when she was just 12.
The boy, now 16, appeared at Swansea Crown Court this week having admitted two counts of statutory rape.
The court heard the siblings endured a ‘neglectful and dysfunctional’ childhood with ‘blurred sexual boundaries’.
In a victim impact statement the girl said she wanted her baby to have the best life.
She added that she didn’t want to go home anymore and just wanted to live the normal life of a girl her age.
Prosecutor Georgina Buckley said the crimes came to light when the girl was rushed to hospital in Carmarthenshire during the night after complaining of severe stomach pains.
Ms Buckley said a midwife carefully asked the girl whether she had had sex and the youngster replied that she didn’t know. When asked if she had consented, she said she thought so but wasn’t sure.
It was unclear whether the girl realised she was pregnant or not.
The prosecutor said she’d told a midwife she had not known about her pregnancy, but was overheard telling other people in hospital that she was aware.
In an interview with police the boy said he and his sibling had been wrestling downstairs while their parents were out.
He told officers they went upstairs to wrestle on the bed as it was more comfortable, where they started kissing before removing their clothes and having sex, WalesOnline reports.
The prosecutor said there were no suggestions that any coercion or threats had been involved in the incident.
Representing the defendant, Dean Pulling said the children’s mum and dad had created a culture of ‘secrecy and lies’.
He added it was clear from the numerous pre-court reports that they had been subjected to a ‘dysfunctional, neglectful, and potentially abusive upbringing’ and were given little parental guidance.
The barrister said the defendant had been routinely exposed to pornography in the family home from the age of 10.
He said: ‘Children are the products of their upbringing and the environment they are exposed to.’
The boy is now living with foster parents, is responding well to their positive influence and is remorseful.
He was given a two-year youth referral order with supervision and an activity requirement. The defendant will be a registered sex offender for 30 months.