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This seems wrong somehow... [Feb. 23rd, 2009|10:20 am]
Beth Ann
Many of you have probably heard by now about Alfie Patten, whose story broke on February 13th. Alfie is a 13 year-old who looks no older than 8 or 9, and has been named the father of a baby girl, Maisie Roxanne, who was born earlier this month in the UK to a 15 year-old girl.

There are video clips on youtube of an interview that was done with him and the baby's mother. When the reporter asked him what he was planning to do financially, his reply was: "what's 'financially?'" The question was then reworded as, "what are you going to do for money?" He replied: "I don't know."

The story keeps getting more and more sad and bizarre as time goes on. Other teenage boys have since come forward claiming that they could be the father, as they slept with Chantelle (the baby's mother) around the time of conception. They claim to have done this in Chantelle's own room at her parents' house, with their permission. A DNA test will be done eventually to determine who the father is.

There's also talk of Alfie's father having seized on the opportunity to make money off his son's 'story,' which is certainly believable. Most teen parents don't have their faces plastered all over the news.

Poor little Maisie. There's no way she'll be able to avoid hearing about the firestorm surrounding her birth for long, and it seems her parents and grandparents could all use a few lessons in responsibility. I hope the poor kid has a chance...

And even weirder:What could happen if Alfie and Chantelle want their own place.
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