9-year-old Gives Birth In Mexico

A 9-year-old Mexican girl gives birth to a baby girl in the poverty-stricken municipality of Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, 25 miles south of Guadalajara in Mexico. Global Post broke the news worldwide Wednesday.

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The report said authorities are now hunting the father of the baby, a teenager aged 17. It is believed that this is a case of either rape or sexual abuse, but police officers couldn’t get the boy’s side because he has gone hiding.

“The girl was just over eight when she got pregnant. The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him since he ran away,” the mother of the girl reportedly told local officials in Jalisco state.

Identified only as Daphne, the girl delivered her 5.7 lb.-baby via caesarean section at the Zoquipan Hospital on January 27. The young mother and child were reportedly released over the weekend.

According to local reports, Daphne allegedly said she thought it was a loving relationship, but it was unfortunate that the boy ran away because she refused to live with him.

On the other hand, Daphne’s mother did not immediately report to police because she didn’t think there was a crime.