Spokane police serve search warrant for fetus
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police have served Planned Parenthood with a search warrant for an aborted fetus in hopes of proving a child rape case through the use of DNA.
KREM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ntdYBZ ) that a 15-year-old girl reported that she became pregnant by a 21-year-old man in early August. When her parents learned about the pregnancy from her school at the end of the month, they took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.
Detectives say if DNA from the fetus matches a sample from the suspect, it would show paternity and prove the allegation of third-degree rape of a child.
The DNA testing is likely to take several weeks.
A Planned Parenthood spokesman says privacy laws prevent him from commenting, but the agency cooperates with law enforcement.
Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/