Thursday, 7 February 2013
Girl, 9, Gives Birth as police Hunt Father, 17, who is on the Run.
The girl, now nine and named only as Dafne, has just given birth to a baby girl in Jalisco state, Mexico.
Authorities are looking for the girl's dad who is a lad of 17 - the nine-year-old's mother says he is missing after running away.
Jorge Villasenor, with the state prosecutors' office, said: "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.
The baby was born on January 27 in Zoquipan Hospital, weighing 5.7lbs.
Mother and daughter have been released and are doing well, but due to Daphne's age the hospital said it would have to do extensive follow-up sessions.
Last year a 10-year-old girl in Colombia gave birth to a baby girl.
The girl - from the Colombian Wayuu tribe - appeared at a hospital when she was 39 weeks pregnant suffering contractions.
Giving birth at such a young age is said to be typical of Wayuu customs.Both mother and child are doing well and have been released from the Western General Hospital in the town of Zappoan but will be closely monitored.
Posted by Rita Egwu at 04:03