13 Year-Old Has Baby, Plays Playstation
The whole of Britain is aghast and, quite naturally, deeply interested in the story of Alfie Patten, a 13-year-old boy who has just become a father for the first time. Yes, he and his maybe girlfriend, 15-year-old Chantelle Steadman, are celebrating the birth of little Maisie.
And they're toasting their bliss like every other newly-blessed couple- with a touch of PlayStation.
According to The Sun, Alfie was just 12 when he impregnated 15 year-old Chantelle. When asked what he would do to support the child financially he asked in a small, high pitched voice, "What's financially?"
Britan has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the world, with about 39,000 girls under 18 falling pregnant in 2006. This figure however is still far below that of the US. Still, the country's reputation as Europe's teen pregnancy capital has become an issue for politicians.
Young Chantelle and Alfie have pledged to raise their child, Maise, as best they can.
"We know we made a mistake, but I wouldn't change it now," Chantelle was quoted by The Sun as saying.