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9-year-old gives birth, police search for father

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A 9-year-old girl gave birth to a healthy baby in western Mexico.

FOX News Latino reports the baby boy was born January 27 in Guadalajara via c-section and he weighed close to six pounds. The birth just became public Wednesday.

Police say the 17-year-old father fled when he found out about the pregnancy.

Authorities are searching for him because the mother is not able to understand the significance of their actions the prosecutor in the case told the Mexican daily Milenio. “This is a case of rape or child sexual abuse,” he says.

Mother and child were released from the hospital recently and both are said to be in good condition.