19 February 2009

Fatherhood at 13 -- Scam?

A sordid tale of underage sex, scams, and money has led some to claim that young Alfie (photo courtesy of AFP) is not the father of the child that many claim him to be. It seems that there has been an elaborate scam in play by the parents to extract as much money for the story.

It seems that the mother of the child and supposedly the girlfriend of Alfie is allegedly vastly more experienced sexually than the original story would have us believe. There have been at least two other teenagers who have come forward to say that they have had sex with Chantelle on numerous occasions. One of them is even claiming to be the father because the kid has his eyes.

This can all be resolved with a few simple DNA tests. One to either unequivocally validate Alfie's claim to fatherhood and the others to determine actual paternity if Alfie is not the man (or boy).

You have to admit that the story of a 13-year-old kid out spreading his seed at such a young age is a far more interesting read than some 16-year-old horny apprentice chef getting his girl pregnant.


treespotter said...

i saw this and i was just going to write to you about it... weird shit.

Don't really know what to say to it. I noticed that you didn't either.

Rob Baiton said...

It is my second post on the story...

If you read the link in the first post I wrote on this, then it does not look so weird. The families on both sides are a little out there :D

A scam really does not seem all that difficult to believe in the end.

tere616 said...

Scam ?

How do they make money from the news ?
By taking money from the publisher if the media would like to publish the story ?

Speechless :-(

Rob Baiton said...


schmerly said...

It's a dam disgrace, Britain already has the highest percentage of single mothers in Europe, and most get pregnant to avoid going to work, there's no shame in getting pregnant anymore, and most of the fathers get off scot free so the girl just sponges off the state, and most of the time the parents of these kids go along with it.
A lot of these girls have never worked in their lives.

schmerly said...

Sorry to harp on Rob but I've just C&P this from today's UK news: The under-18 conception rate increased from 40.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 17 in 2006 to 41.9 in 2007, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The Government has pledged to halve teenage pregnancy rates among girls under 18 by half by next year but is widely expected to miss that target.

Rob Baiton said...


Harp? :D

I am not sure that it is a disgrace. I tend to take the view that it highlights the failing nature of education in this field. The expectation that parents will educate their kids on this is clearly not working.

The support for abstinence programs is a sham for not wanting to upset the religious conservatives.

The answer is not to punish the kids born to these situations.