DNA Test: 13-Year-Old Isn't Father

Swab results sink claims about UK tabloid sensation
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2009 2:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – The British 13-year-old who became a tabloid sensation because he fathered a child with his teenage girlfriend isn't the dad after all, reports the Mirror, via the Mommy Files blog of the San Francisco Chronicle. A DNA test shows that Alfie Patten is not the UK's youngest father. The boy's mom said he had been "devastated" to learn that he wasn't his 15-year-old girlfriend's one and only.