9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth in Mexico

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A 9-year old girl, identified simply as "Dafne," reportedly gave birth via cesarean section on January 27 at Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, a town in western Mexico.

The girl became pregnant at 8 and her newborn daughter weighed in at 5.7 pounds, according to The London Telegraph.

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The father of the child is allegedly 17 years old and is on the run, with Jorge Villasenor of  the state prosecutors' office saying:

"We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. This is a rape or child sex abuse case."

Dafne, one of 11 kids herself, did not know she was pregnant until she was seven months along.

She resides 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 and therefore didn’t realize what was about to happen," Lino Ginzalez Corona, spokesperson at Jalisco State prosecutor’s office, told ABC News.