A nine-year-old girl has given birth to a baby of her own, authorities in Mexico revealed today.
The baby girl was born in Zoquipan Hospital, in Zapopan, Mexico's western Jalisco state. It weighed 5.95lbs.
The mother of the girl, identified only as Dafne, told local officials: '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.'
Jorge Villasenor, from the state prosectors' office, said: 'We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened.
'This is a rape or child sex abuse case.'
Both girls were released from the hospital over the weekend, apparently doing well but the hospital said it would have to do extensive follow-up due to the new mother's age.