UPDATE: several other teenage boys claim they are the baby’s father. This story is getting worse…..
Another day, another example of the travesty that says you need a licence to drive a car but any idiot person can bring a child into the world.
Meet Alfie Patton and his girlfriend Chantelle. He is 13 years old although he looks more like 8 and his voice hasn’t yet broken. Alfie became a father four
days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth a little girl, Maisie
Roxanne. Chantelle is an older woman. She is 15. They had sex once when Alfie was 12. Oh Lord give me strength to keep typing…….
Alfie has told how he and Chantelle decided against an abortion after
discovering she was pregnant.
Reports The Sun:
The shy lad, whose voice has not yet broken, said: “I thought it would be good
to have a baby. “I didn’t think about how we would afford it. I don’t really get pocket
money. My dad sometimes gives me £10.”
Alfie, who is just 4ft tall, added: “When my mum found out, I thought I was
going to get in trouble. We wanted to have the baby but were worried how
people would react.
“I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good, though, and
care for it.”
Alfie’s dad Dennis told how the lad does not really understand the enormity of
his situation — but seemed desperate to be a devoted and responsible father.
He wanted to be the first to hold Maisie after the hospital birth. He tenderly
kisses the baby and gives her a bottle. And Dennis, 45, said: “He could have shrugged his shoulders and sat at home on
his Playstation. But he has been at the hospital every day.”
Maisie was conceived after Chantelle and Alfie — just 12 at the time — had
a single night of unprotected sex. They found out about the baby when Chantelle was 12 weeks pregnant. But they kept it a secret until six weeks later when Chantelle’s mum Penny,
38, became suspicious about her weight gain and confronted her.
After that Alfie’s family told only those closest to them for fear he would be
“demonised” at school.
Chantelle gave birth to Maisie on Monday night after a five-hour labour at
Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex.
Last night she told The Sun: “I’m tired after the birth. I was nervous after
going into labour but otherwise I was quite excited.”
Chantelle told how she discovered she was expecting after going to her GP with
“really bad” stomach pains. She said: “Me and Alfie went. The doctor asked
me whether we had sex. I said yes and he said I should do a pregnancy test.
He did the test and said I was pregnant. I started crying and didn’t know
what to do.
“He said I should tell my mum but I was too scared.
“We didn’t think we would need help from our parents. You don’t really
think about that when you find out you are pregnant. You just think your
parents will kill you.”
But Penny figured out what was going on after buying Chantelle a T-shirt which
revealed her swelling tum.
Chantelle admitted she and Alfie — who are both being supported by
their parents — would be accused of being grossly irresponsible. She
said: “We know we made a mistake but I wouldn’t change it now. We will
be good loving parents.
“I have started a church course and I am going to do work experience helping
other young mums.
“I’ll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad.”
Chantelle and Maisie were released from hospital yesterday. They are living
with Penny, Chantelle’s jobless dad Steve, 43, and her five brothers in a
rented council house in Eastbourne. The family live on benefits. Alfie, who
lives on an estate across town with mum Nicola, 43, spends most of his time
at the Steadmans’ house.
He is allowed to stay overnight and even has a school uniform there so he can
go straight to his classes in the morning.
Alfie’s dad, who is separated from Nicola, believes the lad is scared deep
He said: “Everyone is telling him things and it’s going round in his head. It
hasn’t really dawned on him. He hasn’t got a clue of what the baby means and
can’t explain how he feels. All he knows is mum and dad will help.
“When you mention money his eyes look away. And she is reliant on her mum and
dad. It’s crazy. They have no idea what lies ahead.”
Dennis, who works for a vehicle recovery firm, described Alfie as “a typical
He said: “He loves computer games, boxing and Manchester United.” Dennis, who
has fathered nine kids, told how he was “gobsmacked” when he discovered
Alfie was to be a dad, too.
He said: “When I spoke to him he started crying. He said it was the first time
he’d had sex, that he didn’t know what he was doing and of the complications
that could come.
“I will talk to him again and it will be the birds and the bees talk. Some may
say it’s too late but he needs to understand so there is not another baby.”
Chantelle’s mum said: “I told her it was lovely to have the baby but I wish it
was in different circumstances. We have five children already so it’s a big
financial responsibility. But we are a family and will pull together and get
“She’s my daughter. I love her and she will want for nothing.”
Last night Michaela Aston, of the anti-abortion Christian charity LIFE, said:
“We commend these teenagers for their courage in bringing their child into
“At the same time this is symptomatic of the over-sexualisation of our
youngsters and shows the policy of value-free sex education just isn’t
If your head hasn’t yet blown off, you may want to visit the Sun website and view the video of these children WITH THEIR BABY.