A 9-Year-Old Girl ‘Dafne’ Gives Birth To Baby Girl In Mexico: MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Authorities say a 9-year-old girl has reportedly given birth to a baby girl on Jan. 27, 2013 in Jalisco, Mexico and they are looking for the purported father, a 17-year-old. The girl was 8 years old when she became pregnant.
The baby girl was born January 27 in Zoquipan Hospital, weighing 2.7 kilos (5.7 lbs). Both girls were released from the hospital over the weekend, apparently doing well, but the hospital said it would have to do extensive followup due to the new mother’s age.
“The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away,” the mother of the girl told officials, according to the Agence France-Presse.
“Due to her young age, we don’t know if she is being entirely truthful,” says Lino Ginzalez Corona, spokesperson at Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office, who received an account of the relationship from the young mother who describes a loving relationship.
According to Corona, the 17-year-old and Dafne were dating but the young girl is unwilling to release any further information regarding the association between the two.
“She did not realize that she was pregnant until the seventh month,” said Corona. Her boyfriend suggested Dafne move in with him and to raise the child together but when the young mother refused, her boyfriend “decided to leave town two months ago,” says Corona.
Dafne, who is one of 11 children, lives in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, a poverty-stricken neighborhood 25 miles south of Guadalajara. “Her parents work all day and were not watching after her,” says Corona, “and therefore didn’t realize what was about to happen.”
The girl was given a C-Section at the time of the birth. “Due to her young age and to the fact that her body was not ready to give birth,” says Rabago, “the medical team decided a C-Section was the best option” for both mother and child.
He says that if the teenager’s paternity is proven he could face child sex abuse charges.
Gonzalez says the girl told authorities the teenager was her boyfriend.
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