Parents of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia have been arrested after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy after possible incest. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities.
Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested Friday night on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape.
In this case, because the abortion was not reported by the abortion clinic — and the parents did not tell anyone it was done — state police say the parents were able to go back to the doctor that was working with investigators and tell him the girl was having symptoms of a miscarriage. He then performed a D&C procedure, unknowingly putting the girl in danger.
“That point was withheld, which makes it pertinent in her health and her safety,” West Virginia State Police Cpl. Marlene Moore said. “That’s where the neglect creating risk of injury comes in. The parents neglected to take care of her needs — her basic needs and put her in extreme danger by letting her go through an unnecessary procedure– be put under anesthesia when they knew that that had been performed before.”
So far, paternity tests have proven inconclusive. State police are still investigating and say the circumstances under which she became pregnant are suspicious.
Michael and Amanda Adkins were indicted by a Cabell County grand jury.