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9-year-old gives birth in Mexico

Published On: Feb 07 2013 09:18:45 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 07 2013 05:27:19 AM CST
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A 9-year-old girl has given birth in Mexico, and authorities are looking for the 17-year-old father.

The baby girl was born last week via C-section at a hospital in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco state police spokesman Lino Gonzalez told The Associated Press.

The girl, identified only as Dafne, and her baby are now at home and healthy.

She's told authorities the baby's father was her boyfriend and described a loving relationship, but he's now nowhere to be found and could be charged for having a sexual relationship with the girl, according to ABC News.

The girl is one of 11 children who live in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, a poverty-stricken neighborhood 25 miles south of Guadalajara. 

"Her parents work all day and were not watching after her," Jalisco State Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Lino Ginzalez Corona told ABC News, "and therefore didn’t realize what was about to happen."

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