Mother, Son Charged in 12-Year-Old Sister's Pregnancy

Date: 2011-08-29


HOUSTON - A mother and her son are in custody on accusations she tried to get an abortion for her adopted 12-year-old daughter after her 19-year-old brother sexually assaulted her.

Isaac Greenwood, 19, faces 3 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Cynthia Greenwood, 42, is charged with tampering with evidence.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services first learned of Cynthia and her daughter on Oct. 15 2010, according to court documents.

An anonymous caller told Child Protective Services the victim was acting hysterical and her adoptive mother refused to say how the victim became pregnant.

The abortion was not performed, but TDFPS and Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators began looking into the case.

Another report was made regarding the victim, this time in Cleveland, Ohio.

Medical personnel told investigators Cynthia had brought the victim there to have an abortion on Oct. 20. By that time, she was already around 20 weeks pregnant.

She had the abortion 2 days later.

Investigators believe Cynthia knew about the Harris County investigation into her daughter’s pregnancy and used the abortion to sweep away the evidence, according to the document.

TDFPS took custody of the victim and her sister.

In a video-taped interview, the victim told a Children’s Assessment Center representative that Isaac, her brother, had gotten her pregnant.

She also said her mother took her to Ohio for an operation so it wouldn’t hurt when the baby came out.

Cynthia was arrested and remains in custody on $5,000 bond. Her first court date is set for Sept. 26.

No bond has been set for her son, Isaac. His first court date is set for Sept. 7.


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