Two weeks ago, the authorities in Mexico City announced that a 9-year-old girl gave birth to a baby and they were searching for her 17-year-old boyfriend. It appears the story wasn’t entirely true, reports the Huffington Post on February 13.
When Dafne gave birth to a 5 pound 15 ounce baby girl via C-section on January 27, her parents told the authorities she had been dating a 17-year-old boy who left when he found out she was pregnant. Dafne and her baby were released to her family’s care, but not before receiving a subcutaneous birth-control device, reported KSDK channel 5.
An anthropological study of the girl has revealed that she is actually between 12 and 13. Her parents, who did not have a birth certificate for the child, claimed she was 9 years old when she gave birth.
DNA testing has also revealed that the baby’s father is actually the young girl’s stepfather and not a 17-year-old boyfriend as had been assumed.
According to the Washington Monthly, Mexican laws consider children between 12 and 14 to have reached the legal age of consent for sexual relationships, but do consider sex with a parent incest.
No word has been given regarding charges against the stepfather or mother of the girl.