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DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 08:52 PM

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(Newser) The British 13-year-old who became a tabloid sensation because he fathered a child with his teenage girlfriend isn't the dad after all, reports the Mirror, via the Mommy Files blog of the San Francisco Chronicle. A DNA test shows that Alfie Patten is not the UK's youngest father. The boy's mom said he had been "devastated" to learn that he wasn't his 15-year-old girlfriend's one and only.
I'm sorry to hear that he isn't the father, because he has been there for this child and his girlfriend up to this point. I'm interested to see if he continues to care for the child or if he stays with his girlfriend. I'm sure this will be all over the UK tabloids again. I also wonder who the actual father is. I wonder if the boys who claimed to be the father after the baby was born will be tested now.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 09:05 PM

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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 09:09 PM

I don't think they will be able to reveal the father (confidentiality), only his age. I do feel sorry for the boy, as a teen-parent, he seems pretty decent!

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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 09:14 PM

I do feel bad for the kid, given that he was thrown into the spotlight and now it's being revealed that he basically never needed to be in the first place. On top of that circus, he's finding out that his girlfriend slept around on him/before him.

Hopefully he won't get harassed by the media anymore, no reason for him to be. =x
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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 09:15 PM

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I don't think they will be able to reveal the father (confidentiality), only his age. I do feel sorry for the boy, as a teen-parent, he seems pretty decent!

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Where does your last statement come from? It seemed a little random to me, but I might be confused.

I think some of the boys who spoke out before were named, so if they are proven to be the father I bet they'll want to get in on the publicity.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 09:30 PM

Just, all the attention the boy got, and the whole family are getting through it, I don't think I would be able to cope with that, so I respect them all for how they are dealing with the situation



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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 10:56 PM

Well the good news is he doesn't have to pay child support unless he wants to help.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 11:22 PM

I bet nobody saw that one coming.
   
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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 27th 2009, 11:34 PM

thank god...

it was nice he tried to be there for them, but he'll come to appreciate this in years to come I'm glad he found out early on.

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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 02:34 AM

Well to be honest it's probably a good thing for him that he's not the father. Having that responsibility at 13 is quite something and is bound to affect his childhood. Hopefully now he can get on with being a kid away from the public eye. -sigh-

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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 02:47 AM

God.. why is this in the media?

I would not like everyone knowing I was cheated on, and I'm not a 13 year old caretaker of a child. It's so terribly.. intrusive.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 02:50 AM

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God.. why is this in the media?

I would not like everyone knowing I was cheated on, and I'm not a 13 year old caretaker of a child. It's so terribly.. intrusive.
I don't think the families particularly care, so long as they get their money out of it. It seems like a big publicity stunt to me just to make money out of selling a story, and now they'll be making more money with the latest twist in this story.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 03:02 AM

I feel pretty bad for the kid. I mean, he seemed like a pretty decent dad, for his age, and he was clearly devastated not to be the father. And then to find out he was (possibly) cheated on has to hurt too. I'm glad he isn't the father, though. That's just too much responsibility for a 13 year old.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 10:12 AM

I feel sorry for the boy, finding out in the public eye and everything.
And if the story gets dragged throughthe pres again, I feel sorry for the baby, but the girl? I guess she kind of deserves what she gets, she shouldn't have cheated.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 10:43 AM

I find it completely disturbing that the family has no privacy whatsoever. It's quite sickening, really. But then I guess, the whole situation is so bizarre that nobody can blame the media for paying so much attention to it. They need stories that sell.


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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 12:38 PM

He'll look back on this and be thankful he's not the father, and feel used by the media.



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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 12:53 PM

well sissa they have no privacy because of their choice to make money off their stories. if they refused to comment im sure there would be a lot less about it, instead they actually pose for photos. other then that, nothing ot say, but well duh. obviously he wasn't the father, the guy hadn't even hit puberty, it was v unlikley his sperm would even be viable in the first place.
   
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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 28th 2009, 01:33 PM

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Re: DNA Test: 13 Year Old Is NOT the Father - March 30th 2009, 02:31 AM

I knew it! When I first heard about that, and saw him....I'm like there's no way he is...


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