Sad, but supposedly true. A 9-year-old girl named Dafne reportedly gave birth to a healthy 5.7 pound baby girl by cesarean section on Jan. 27 at Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, Mexico. The girl was only 8 years old when she became pregnant.
The father of the child is 17 and apparently on the run. Dafne said they were dating and when he asked her to move in with him, she refused. State authorities are searching for the father of the child to get his own account of their relationship. He may be criminally charged for having sex with a minor.
“Due to her young age, we don’t know if she is being entirely truthful,” Lino Ginzalez Corona, spokesperson at Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office, told ABC News.
Dafne is one of 11 children and lives in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, a poverty-stricken neighborhood 25 miles south of Guadalajara. Her parents were unable to watch over her while they both worked. The girl was reportedly unaware she was pregnant until the seventh month.
Only a handful of births among children this young have been reported recently, including a 10-year-old Colombian girl who gave birth last year and a 9-year-old Chinese girl who gave birth in 2010.