Mexican Girl, 9, Gives Birth

    The facade of the Western General Hospital  in Guadalajara, Jalisco,  Mexico on February 6, 2013. In this hospital a Mexican girl aged nine gave birth to a girl of her own, local authorities and family members said Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero        (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mexican hospital where 9-year-old girl gave birth. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty)

    A 9-year-old girl has given birth in Mexico, police said Wednesday—and authorities are searching for the 17-year-old believed to be the baby’s father. Police spokesman Lino Gonzalez said the baby girl was born last week in a hospital in Guadalajara, and the mother and baby are both doing well. Gonzalez said the girl’s parents alerted police after the alleged father had not been seen around the neighborhood. The girl referred to the teenager as her boyfriend. Gonzalez said that if the 17-year-old is proven to be the father, he could face child-sex-abuse charges.

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