9-Year-Old Gives Birth in Mexico
Mom, baby healthy; police hunt for baby's father
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 7, 2013 1:54 AM CST
Updated Feb 7, 2013 4:03 AM CST
A nine-year-old gave birth to a healthy baby in Mexico.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 9-year-old girl gave birth last month in Jalisco, Mexico, ABC News reports. The girl, called Dafne, and her baby are both healthy and have returned home, a hospital director says. The infant daughter weighed 5.7 pounds and was 20 inches long, AFP reports. Dafne had a C-section because "her body was not ready to give birth," the director says. Dafne herself has 10 siblings. "Her parents work all day and were not watching after her, and therefore didn’t realize what was about to happen," says a state prosecutor's rep.

It wasn't until seven months in that the girl realized she was pregnant; she wasn't under the care of doctors. Police are now looking for the father of the child, reportedly 17 years old. Dafne says they had a good relationship, but prosecutors aren't sure. After learning she was pregnant, the boy asked Dafne to move in with him; when she said no, he left town, says the spokesperson. "We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. This is a rape or child sex abuse case," says an official.

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Feb 8, 2013 3:08 PM CST
This isn't even right. 17 and 9? Wow. The girl isint even old enough to fully understand any of that. Its so sad that there are people in this world like this.
Feb 8, 2013 12:06 PM CST
Revealed: How nine-year-old Mexican girl who gave birth could really be aged FIFTEEN or older Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2275733/Revealed-How-year-old-Mexican-girl-gave-birth-really-aged-FIFTEEN-older.html#ixzz2KEnpQlmt And you can call me................Informed
Feb 7, 2013 11:16 PM CST
--- and just how old are the older brothers? They best look under the girl's own roof.