Girl, 12, pregnant, mother charged

NEWTON (AP) – Authorities say a central Iowa woman faces a child endangerment charge after it was discovered her 12-year-old daughter is pregnant.

Police said the Newton woman was charged Friday after an investigation showed she ignored comments from multiple witnesses that a 24-year-old man was allegedly engaging in sexual behavior with the girl. Police said the girl also tried to tell her mother about the behavior.

Court documents said a doctor’s visit revealed the girl was pregnant. The man faces a third-degree sexual abuse charge.