Alfie – A Father at 13-Years-Old?
Posted by shadmia on February 26, 2009
13-Year-Old Alfie Patten of Eastbourne, East Sussex is father to a 7lb 3oz baby girl named Maisie Roxanne. The mother, 15-Year-Old Chantelle Steadman, says: “There has been no one else“ in response to claims by a least two other boys who say the baby could be theirs.
16-Year-Old Richard Goodsell, a trainee chef says he and Chantelle have had sex at least three times and insists he is the father: “My friends tell me the baby has my eyes — even my mum thinks so.”
Chantelle’s mom, Penny, 38, says that reports of her daughter sleeping around are horrible: “I have never seen her so upset. To know that people are saying things like that about her is destroying her.”
Alfie, who was 12-years-old when Chantelle conceived, insists that he is the father even though there have been as many as six boys claiming to be the father. Social Services had previously refused to pay for a DNA test but have since changed their position. According to Penny, Chantelle’s mom: “Social services agreed to do it for the sake of the children. The sooner it’s done the sooner Chantelle and Alfie can get on with being parents.”
The controversy has caused the temporary separation of Chantelle and Alfie. Penny insisted that until the DNA results came through she and 15-year-old Chantelle would remain with Maisie at the hideaway where they have fled to escape the cruel gossip. She said: “We don’t want to go back until Chantelle feels she can take the baby out in its pram without people shouting things at her.”
Interviews with both Chantelle and Alfie recorded by the Sun: