Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

2/7/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Mexican police search for 17-year-old boy who reportedly fled village

It's happened before, but it's still very shocking when it happens. An eight-year-old Mexican girl has given birth to a health daughter. Authorities are now seeking the baby's father, who is reportedly a 17-year-old boy who fled the village.

Both mother and daughter were released from the hospital over the weekend, apparently doing well. The hospital says it will have to do extensive follow-up due to the new mother's age.

Both mother and daughter were released from the hospital over the weekend, apparently doing well. The hospital says it will have to do extensive follow-up due to the new mother's age.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/7/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Americas

Keywords: Mexico, young mother, child sexual abuse, rape, deadbeat dad, birth


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The girl, known only as "Dafne," gave birth to her baby on January 27 in Zoquipan Hospital, in Zapopan, Mexico's western Jalisco state. The baby weighed 5.95 pounds.

"The girl was just over eight when she got pregnant. The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away," Dafne's mother says.

The search is on for the baby's father. "We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened," Jorge Villasenor, from the state prosecutors' office said. "This is a rape or child sex abuse case."

Both mother and daughter were released from the hospital over the weekend, apparently doing well. The hospital says it will have to do extensive follow-up due to the new mother's age.

Other notable young mothers include Lina Medina, from Ticrapo in Peru, who gave birth to a baby boy named Gerardo by caesarean section at the age of five years and seven months old in May 1939. Her parents thought she had a tumor but when she was taken to hospital, when it was discovered she was seven months pregnant.

In addition, Yelizaveta "Liza" Gryshchenko had just turned six when she gave birth to a stillborn baby girl in the Soviet Union in August 1934. The infant's father turned out to be Liza's 69-year-old maternal grandfather. The family emigrated after the scandal.

There was also the case of a six-year-old girl, known only as 'H' who gave birth to a daughter by caesarean section in June 1972 in Delhi, India. She was initially admitted to hospital with what was thought to be an abdominal tumor.

In an instance closer to the most recent case, an unidentified Indian girl died during childbirth, along with her baby, in August 1933. She was just eight years old.

As recently as last year, a 10-year-old girl in Colombia gave birth to a baby girl.

The girl, from the indigenous Wayuu tribe, was 39 weeks pregnant when she appeared at a hospital in pain from contractions and bleeding. Giving birth at a young age is said to be typical of Wayuu customs.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2014
Sports:
That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
Lay Missionaries: That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.



Comments


More Americas

PROTECTING THE PAST: Peru resorts to drones to save archaeological treasures Watch

Image of Home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu as well as thousands of ancient ruins, Peruvian archaeologists are working around the clock to protect sites from squatters, builders and miners.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A culture is worth nothing if it doesn't preserve its past. To this end, the South American nation of Peru has now resorted to unmanned drones to protect its many archaeological sites. Home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu as well as thousands of ... continue reading


Would you know if a tiger was in your home? Watch

Image of A tiger was found in a cage in a room of an abandoned house by Mexican authorities. The tiger has been moved to a local zoo while police conduct an investigation.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Bengal tiger was found by Mexican police officer in an abandoned house after they  received an anonymous tip from a member of the public. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The property was located in the municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez, in the state of ... continue reading


CHILD LABOR HORROR: Ten-year-old children can now be put to work in Bolivia Watch

Image of Ten-year-olds will be able to work as long as they are under parental supervision and also attend school. Twelve is now the minimum age for a child to work under contract. Those children would also have to attend school.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Long a blight of many civilized nations, the South American nation of Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize child labor for children as young as 10 years old. Congress approved the legislation early this month, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia signed ... continue reading


Watch out America! China invades South America with epic trade deal Watch

Image of Brazil is one of the countries that is seeing a massive economic boom, and has made major deals with China in the last few years.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

China is expanding its trade partnership with Brazil, with a $7.5 billion financing agreement with Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets from Brazilian plane maker Embraer, and renewed commitment to invest in Brazil's infrastructure. LOS ... continue reading


Looking good for your age? Try this Brazilian who's 126 Watch

Image of Jose Aguinelo dos Santos was reportedly born on July 7, 1888, a recently released birth certificate says. If true, at 126 years old, he would be the oldest person alive.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Brazilian man may hold the distinction of being the oldest living person in the world after he received a birth certificate showing that he turned 126 last week. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Jose Aguinelo dos Santos was born on July 7, 1888 to two former ... continue reading


Putin meets with Fidel Castro and his brother: Russia and Cuba to work together Watch

Image of Cuba and Russia at one time enjoyed one of the firmest Cold War alliances. That relationship ended abruptly with the collapse of the Soviet bloc at the start of the 1990s.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cuban President Raul Castro, joined by his ailing brother Fidel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both Putin and his Cuban counterpart signed a slew of agreements expanding cooperation between the two countries. Russia has been the communist island's ... continue reading


The only clear winner in the World Cup - is Univison Watch

Image of Legions of soccer fans used Univision's free streaming to covertly watch games on their office computers or cellphones.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Whatever side of the fence you're on with the World Cup - along with the worldwide televised phenomenon it's quickly become, it's clear that the only real winner will be Univision. It's a gamble that paid off. Taking half-a-million dollars, the Spanish language ... continue reading


Peruvian government makes abortions easier to obtain Watch

Image of Women who become  pregnant as a result of the crime of rape are not allowed an abortion in Peru because the child in the womb is also recognized as having a right to life. The U.N. is attempting to coerce Peru to change its laws to allow abortion in cases of rape.The legislators of Peru do not want to promote another crime in response to horrendous crime of rape. The death of the child would also be a criminal act.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Peru may be making the procurement of an abortion easier. The South American nation, along with  many others on the continent, have had very stringent laws on taking the life of a child in the womb through procured abortion. Every procured abortion always ... continue reading


Nicaragua canal will be 'the biggest [project] built in the history of humanity' Watch

Image of Workers supervise the dredging of the Río San Juan in Nicaraugua.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hailed as "the biggest [project] built in the history of humanity," the Nicaraguan government and the Hong Kong-based HKND Group plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. A route has been settled upon, stretching 173 miles from Punta ... continue reading


Amazon rainforest may have been a savannah just 2,000 years ago Watch

Image of As little as 2,000 years ago, the parts of the Amazon rainforest might have actually been savannah, new evidence suggests.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Researchers have recently revealed that parts of the immense Amazon rainforest may have been grassland until just about 2,000 years ago, citing that a shift to a wetter climate may have been the culprit. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The study, which ... continue reading


All Americas News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 A disaster for me, mother, that you bore me to be ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
2 rescue me from evil-doers, from men of violence ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:44-46
44 'The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 30th, 2014 Image

St. Peter Chrysologus
July 30: St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter