August 30, 2011
Houston, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Cynthia Greenwood, a 50-year-old Texas woman was jailed after she allegedly tried to cover up a child's rape by taking her 12-year-old special needs daughter in for an abortion. Greenwood's 18-year-old son was the unborn child's father.
According to police, Greenwood attempted to cover up a rape by taking her 12-year-old adoptive daughter to a local women's health clinic in Cleveland Ohio for an abortion. The young girl was reportedly 22 weeks along in her pregnancy when the abortion was performed.
Greenwood's 18-year-old biological son, Isaac Greenwood, was allegedly the unborn baby's father.
Investigators say Greenwood took her daughter for the abortion after learning Child Protective Services had initiated an investigation into the pregnancy.
The victim reportedly told police that her brother had gotten her pregnant and that her mother told her she should have an abortion so "it wouldn't hurt when the baby came out."
Cynthia Greenwood was booked into jail on charges of tampering and fabricating evidence.
Isaac Greenwood, who is now 19-years-old, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He is due back in court on September 7.
The victim, now 13-years-old, has been placed in foster care with her 12-year-old sister.
The Weekly Vice Opinion
The only part missing from this investigation - the women's health clinic who performed an abortion on a 12-year-old girl without contacting authorities about it. Why aren't they under investigation as well? These clinics are required by law to report cases of child pregnancy to law enforcement so the child rapist involved can be arrested and prosecuted.
This isn't the first time the law was skirted - and until someone takes the issue seriously, it won't be the last.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 9:58:00 PM
Cynthia Greenwood - Jailed After Taking 12-Year-Old Daughter For Abortion After Son Rapes Her