A woman in Florida has landed in jail after giving birth to her brother's baby. The child was born with medical complications prompting tests to be performed at Winnie Palmer Hospital that revealed the child was born of incest. 33-year-old Pauline Martin gave birth on November 21 but medical problems required the baby to be transferred to Winnie Palmer Hospital within hours of being born.
The hospital performed genetic testing which showed the child's father was indeed a close relative. Neither parent filled out the required Medicaid paperwork for the child or obtained a birth certificate prompting the hospital to contact the Department of Children and Families. DCF officials and Lake County deputies contacted Martin who said she would complete the paperwork the following day.
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The paperwork was not filled out until February 26. Deputies followed up with Martin and interviewed her at her job at McDonald's. During the interview, Martin admitted she had been in a romantic relationship with her brother for five years. She also informed investigators that she has a 12-year-old girl with a different father.
Martin also admitted she had a sexual encounter with her brother the night before the interview giving deputies probably cause for an arrest. When she realized she was going to be arrested, Martin ran toward the back of the McDonald's but deputies were able to arrest her anyway. She was placed in the front seat of a cruiser where she began getting upset and spitting as she yelled at deputies.
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"F*** this!" she yelled as she began kicking and flailing her legs in an attempt to strike the detective. She was then put in leg restraints but she continued to yell and swear at deputies. Martin was then transported to Lake County Jail on charges of incest and resisting arrest without violence on a $1,000 bail.
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