A DOCTOR has been accused of stealing a newborn baby 31 years ago.
The Cadiz medic is facing prison over claims that he took a child born at the Puerta del Mar hospital.
It comes after a local mother was given the right to a court appeal over her baby boy who she was told had died after a complicated caesarean birth.
Prudencua Gomez was told the child had died from a heart problem while the father was told that the boy had lost his life due to complications with the umbilical cord.
Additionally, Gomez claims the medical report of the birth also contains inaccuracies.
“The report shows that I had a horizontal cesarean, but my scar is vertical,” added the mother.
Gomez believes the contradictions indicate that the doctor stole the newborn, but the complaint she filed to the Provincial Court last year was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Now, with backing from action group Stolen Babies SOS, the case has been reopened.
The doctor implicated will not be named until charged.
He claims not to remember any contradictions within the report.
“It is a fundamental step to clarify whether doctors, midwives and nurses were able to participate in the plot,” said Stolen Babies SOS president Chari Herrera.
The group also claims that Cadiz town hall is blocking an exhumation of the baby’s body.