Desiree Castañeda Wiki – Desiree Castañeda Biography
Desiree Castañeda is an Oklahoma mother arrested and charged with child neglect after her 12-year-old daughter gave birth to a 24-year-old man’s child.
Castaneda was also taken into custody on Thursday on one count of enabling child sex abuse, according to the Tulsa Police Department and online jail records.
She is 33 years old.
12 Years old Girl Give Birth
Her pregnant daughter was brought to a local hospital by Juan Miranda-Jara, a 24-year-old man who allegedly told authorities that he was the baby’s biological father when they confronted him about the pregnancy.
Desiree Castañeda Arrested
She has been arrested and charged with enabling child sex abuse and child neglect.
Investigators say Castaneda was aware of her child’s interaction with 24-year-old Juan Miranda-Jara and approved their relationship. TPD also says photos of the family throwing a baby shower for the victim and the suspect.
The victim’s father is currently in prison serving a 12-year sentence for 1st Degree Rape, unrelated to this case.
Miranda-Jara was arrested earlier this month.
The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16.
Miranda-Jara was arrested on July 14 while the girl was in labor at the hospital. Police said at the time that Miranda-Jara allegedly admitted to being “in a relationship” with the girl since October.
Investigators believe Castaneda and other family members were “aware of the relationship between the victim and Miranda-Jara,” Tulsa police said in a news release on Thursday.
“The family permitted the relationship, and there are photos of the family throwing a baby shower for the victim and the suspect,” the release read.
According to authorities, the girl’s father is currently in prison, serving a 12-year sentence for first-degree rape unrelated to the case.
An investigation is ongoing.