A 9-year-old girl has reportedly given birth to a baby girl in a western Mexico hospital, The Associated Press is reporting. Police are searching for the 17-year-old boy the girl has identified as the baby's father. From the AP:
Jalisco state police spokesman Lino Gonzalez says the baby girl was born last week at a hospital in the city of Guadalajara. He says the girl and her baby are doing well.
Gonzalez said Wednesday that the girl's family alerted authorities after she gave birth and the alleged father has not been seen since in the neighborhood the both live in. He says that if the teenager's paternity is proven he could face child sex abuse charges.
This news is not the first instance of a 9-year-old girl having a baby of her own; Parents News Now has previously reported on a boy allegedly born to a 9-year-old girl in China.