A few of the mysteries surrounding that young Mexican girl, Dafne, who gave birth to a child two weeks ago, have been cleared up.
Mexican state officials have said that the girl, who was originally believed to be only 9 years old, is actually 12 or 13. According to The Daily Mail, the officials have also confirmed that the girl’s 44-year-old stepfather is the father of the child. This puts to rest the rumor that Dafne’s teenage boyfriend was actually the father.
Dafne had her baby at a hospital in Zapopan, Mexico. After news of the pregnancy began to leak out and the rumors about who had fathered the baby started to swirl, government officials used DNA tests to confirm the identity of the baby's father. Dafne originally told hospital workers that her 17-year-old boyfriend had impregnated her, but many other people suspected her step-father from the get-go.
There are also multiple theories as to why determining Dafne’s real age has been such a puzzle. One explanation is that Dafne’s mother, who has yet to have her identity revealed, lied about her daughter’s age in order to get her into school. Dafne has never gone according to reports.
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Another darker reason for the confusions about Dafne’s age is that the girl’s mother is a prostitute who is trying to turn Dafne into a sex worker. Apparently some believe that a 9-year-old could command a higher fee from clients than a teenager. In Mexico, it is a crime to sleep with someone 14 years of age or younger.
Lina Ginzalez Corona, head spokesman for the Jarisco Prosecutor's office, said that no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed as of now.
“The girl is still insisting that it is her boyfriend who got her pregnant. The problem is that we don't know where the guy is so we are looking for him.”
Source: (The Daily Mail)