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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dad at 13-Baby-faced boy Alfie Patten is father at 13

DNA test shows 13-year-old Alfie Patten is not a dad. Chantelle Stedman told Alfie Patten, who was 12 when he slept with her, he was her newborn daughter Maisie's father and that he was the only boy she had ever slept with, but soon after other teens came forward saying they too could be the baby's father, because they claimed to have had sex with the girl. It is still not clear who the baby's father is as at March 27, 2009. VIA

The Mirror reports: (The Mirror has pulled the story from their site on 27 March, 2009)
The result will be a blow to Alfie who was "devastated" by the boys' claims and "adored" Maisie.
He was convinced he was the dad after a single night of unprotected sex with Chantelle.
Before he took the test, he said: "I didn't know about DNA tests before but mum explained it's when they do a swab in your mouth and it tells if you're the dad. So if I have it, they can all shut up."
His mum Nicole, 43, added at the time: "It had not even crossed Alfie's mind whether Chantelle had not been faithful to him. He's absolutely devastated that these lads say they slept with her." VIA

Press silence on Alfie Patten DNA test result broken by Google News.
They have also had it removed from Google's cache.

Update: Alfie agreed to take the test after two other boys – Richard Goodsell, 16, and Tyler Barker, 14 – claimed they had been involved in a sexual relationship with Chantelle. His father Dennis, 45, who has reportedly boasted about how much money he can make from the situation, is allegedly considering an offer to have the DNA results opened on a television talk show, according to the Daily Star. Richard Goodsell, 16, a trainee chef, has claimed he often shared a bed with Chantelle over a period of three months around the time she became pregnant. His mother Barbie-Jayne, 35, also backs his story. Tyler Barker, 14, also claims to have had a relationship with Chantelle, who appears much older than her years. He told the News of the World: "I slept with Chantelle in her bed about nine months ago and I'm really worried I could be the father. In the UK, there were no restrictions on paternity tests until the Human Tissue Act came into force in September 2006. Section 45 states that it is an offence to possess without appropriate consent any human bodily material with the intent of analyzing its DNA. Legally declared fathers have access to paternity testing services under the new regulations, provided the putative parental DNA being tested is their own. VIA

Picture left: Penny Stedman , mother of 15-year-old Chantelle, at her home in Eastbourne, East Sussex
After a night of unprotected sex, an eight year old looking Alfie Patten of 13 became a father on Monday 9 Feb 2009 when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to 7lb 3oz Maisie Roxanne at Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex. Alfie, who is just 4ft tall didn’t think about how he d his “girlfriend” would afford it. Alfie don’t really get pocket money. His dad sometimes gives him £10. Maisie was conceived after Chantelle and Alfie — just 12 at the time — had a single night of unprotected sex. Alfie’s dad Dennis said Alfie seemed desperate to be a devoted and responsible father. The young couple found out about the baby when Chantelle was 12 weeks pregnant. It is not until six weeks later when Chantelle’s mum Penny, 38, became suspicious about her weight gain and confronted her when the truth spilled out.

United Kingdom PM Gordon Brown refused to comment directly on the story but said it was important that the Government did all it could to prevent teenage pregnancies. The age of sexual consent is 16. But Sussex Police said they had looked into the case and decided it was 'not in anyone's interests' for anyone to be prosecuted.

Chantelle and Maisie after been released from hospital are living with Penny, Chantelle’s jobless dad Steve, 43, and her five brothers in a rented council house in Eastbourne. The family live on benefits. Alfie, who lives on an estate across town with mum Nicola Patten, 43, spends most of his time at the Steadmans’ house. Alfie’s dad, is separated from Nicola(They had been married for 14 years after Dennis divorced Nicola. ) who works for a vehicle recovery firm. Alfie's half-sister Nicole, 19, yesterday blamed their father for the 13-year-old having a child so young because he left home for a 19-year-old girl. Dennis ran off with the teenager, who is now 21, two years ago, when Alfie was 11, and is still living with her.

And rumours began circulating in Chantelle's neighbourhood that Alfie was not Maisie's father. Neighbours said Chantelle has been with quite a few lads. They are allowed to sleep over at her house, her parents don't mind. She is treated like an adult and can do what she wants. The Stedmans let the kids run wild on the street until all hours, they have no control over them.
She knows lots of boys and never has the same boyfriend for long. Alfie lives with her and seems to think he's the dad but everbody think he should have a DNA test.

Chantelle Stedman can claim no benefits until she reaches 16, her next birthday. But state benefits to support her and her baby will be paid to her mother Penny until then. At a minimum, the family can expect to receive around £30,000 a year - close to £600 a week. Penny, 38, will claim benefits to support herself and her four children including Chantelle.
She will also claim on behalf of new-born Maisie. The family may claim benefits on the basis that Penny's unemployed partner Steve is a live-in member of the household.

If so, their claims may look like this:

* Child Benefit: Paid automatically for each child - £72.80 a week.
* Council Tax Benefit: Likely to cover the full bill - £30 a week.
* Child Tax Credit: Now the main payment to support children of out-of-work or low income mothers. Possible payment for the five Stedman children - £221 a week.
* Income Support: If paid to Penny and Steve as a live-in couple - £94.95 a week.
* Housing Benefit: Likely to cover the full rent of their council house, together with any service charges. This may be - £150 a week.
* Total: £568.75 a week, or £29,575 a year.

Source: FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL GIVES BIRTH TO BABY & Britain’s youngest known father is Sean Stewart. He became a dad at 12 when the girl next door, 15-year-old Emma Webster, gave birth in Sharnbrook, Bedford, in 1998. They split six months later.
Above:Sean Stewart who is Britain's youngest known father.
Left:Ray and Shirley Webster with their daughter Emma, 15. In 1998 she became pregnant by her boyfriend Sean Stewart who lived next door

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BigCloud said...

Please mind your language. We all understand your disbelief and it is now revealed that the DNA test shows 13-year-old Alfie Patten is not a dad and it is still not clear who the baby's father is as at March 27, 20. Due to the underaged involvements the whole DNA test is taken away from the press.

Big Cloud

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