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Report: Boy becomes father at 13

February 14, 2009

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— He’s 13. He scarcely looks 10. And according to a British tabloid, he’s a father.

Baby-faced and only 4-feet-tall, the boy, Alfie, was just 12 when he impregnated Chantelle, now 15, The Sun reported Friday. Shown in a video posted Friday on the tabloid’s Web site, the diminutive Alfie takes the newborn girl in his arms.

Asked what he would do to support the child financially, Alfie asks in a small, high-pitched voice, “What’s financially?”

The girl was taking birth control pills but missed one, the newspaper reported.

Alfie’s front page picture has sparked renewed debate about teen pregnancy in Britain. The country has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Europe, and government figures show that about 39,000 girls under age 18 became pregnant in 2006. More than 7,000 of those girls were younger than 16.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 2 months ago

You think that was bad..now other boys are trying to share the spotlight with claims for being the child's father, not Alfie. Did they all really have sex with her, or are these just fame seekers? Even one of the other boys mother's back up his claim.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4630866/Schoolboy-father-Alfie-Patten-may-take-DNA-test-after-two-more-teens-claim-paternity.html

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 2 months ago

Move him to Lawrence, he will fit right in.

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POTATOCHImPs 5 years, 2 months ago

Mary Kay LeTourneau eat your heart out.

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itsjustlindsay 5 years, 2 months ago

I was going to say something but I forgot what it was...

Oh yeah,.. It's not your place to judge this young man

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barrypenders 5 years, 2 months ago

If he had had a meaningful relationship with a 16 year old male it would have been cultivated and praised as a lesson in diversity.

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flamingdragon 5 years, 2 months ago

4 rizzle! man, why did I wait til I was 29?

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