Mishandled Regions stillborn had 14-year-old mother and 32-year-old father

Categories: Crime, Health Care
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Charges have been filed in connection with last week's incident, though they have nothing to do with the mishandled stillborn.
Jose Armando Recinos-Ramirez faces a statutory rape charge after prosecutors determined he impregnated a 14-year-old girl who later gave birth to the stillborn that was mishandled by Regions Hospital and sent to a Red Wing laundromat.

THE BACKSTORY: Baby boy's dead body found in Regions Hospital's dirty linens

According to a criminal complaint, Recinos-Ramirez and the girl met at the Mall of America last summer. He told her he was 17, and she told him she was 18, though he acknowledged soon becoming suspicious about the girl's true age.

Recinos-Ramirez acknowledged having sex with the girl "once or twice," but told police he couldn't be sure he was the father since she'd also been "messing around" with other guys. He was at Regions while the girl gave birth on April 3.

The girl, however, told police Recinos-Ramirez was the only man she'd slept with. She told police "she loved him and wanted to marry him," the Pioneer Press, citing the criminal complaint, reports. Though they haven't slept together since before Christmas, the girl told police she still thinks of Recinos-Ramirez as her boyfriend.

Meanwhile, Regions officials have acknowledged that the remains of a second stillborn were mishandled and recently sent to the same laundromat, though they've been unable to track the remains down and have closed their investigation.

St. Paul PD spokesman Howie Padilla said police "have no reason to believe there was criminal activity connected to [the second] baby's death," according to a Star Tribune report.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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22 comments
keny1
keny1

I notice Rupar failed to mention that Recinos-Ramirez is here illegally. Ooops, I meant he is here "undocumentedly".  

Doug Farone
Doug Farone

I think it has happend bringmethenews has the same story about it right under this story in my facebook

Sammy L Cater
Sammy L Cater

pause!! police should of been called when a 14 year old was given birth.... hrmmmm but hush to parents and officials if the 14 year old had an abortion..... yup makes since to me :/

Jessica Foster
Jessica Foster

One of the most disturbing parts of the story, indeed!!

Ughh
Ughh

That poor child. 

Shawn Taylor
Shawn Taylor

Yes lets call the poloce everytime a 14 year old has a baby. Sure if they knew the father was 32 than they should report it. Hiw are we so sure they didn't if that was the case anyways?

Melissa Mj
Melissa Mj

There's criminal activity on both sides, and charges should be filed for both. Isn't improperly disposing of remains a crime?

Kristy Snyder
Kristy Snyder

True. But, the way it is written implies a sense that the family was out of control and thus "deserved" this. I would prefer separating the issues and keep focused on the gross negligence of a hospital to care for all people.

Nathan David Teegarden
Nathan David Teegarden

A 32-year-old having sex with a 14-year-old isn't just a personal issue, it's a criminal matter.

Chris Haglund
Chris Haglund

this kinda disgusts me... Im posting to reddit for karma

Shawn Kuiper
Shawn Kuiper

This whole deal just gets better, I will bet any amount of money that police was NEVER notified there was a 14yr old in the hospital giving birth to begin with, had the stillborn baby been handles properly the police would have not even been looking into the parents... This hospital needs a house cleaning from the top, they should have reported not only the lost stillborn babies but the fact a 14yr gave birth to one of them - complete insanity

Kristy Snyder
Kristy Snyder

This is a story about the gross negligence of a hospital. Why bring in personal issues about the family? Terrible reporting.

Rhonda Eohnson
Rhonda Eohnson

Just when you thought it couldn't gey any worse! Shaking my Head!

Erica Limberg
Erica Limberg

"Regions officials have acknowledged that the remains of a second stillborn were mishandled and recently sent to the same laundromat, though they've been unable to track the remains down and have closed their investigation." ........

Sammy L Cater
Sammy L Cater

so the baby got washed.... whats a red wing laundry mat

A1batross
A1batross

So it's a complete nightmare all around, not just at the end.

keny1
keny1

@Shawn Kuiper 13-14 year old girls in North Minneapolis have babies everyday. Why the need to call the police? 

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