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Girl, 9, baby leave Mexican hospital

Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM
ZOQUIPAN, Mexico, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old girl and her baby were in good health after they were discharged from a hospital in Zoquipan, Mexico, officials said.

Law enforcement officials in Jalisco state said they were investigating reports that the father was a 17-year-old youth and said they were uncertain whether the pregnancy resulted from rape, Univision reported Wednesday.

The teenage father has fled, the girl's mother said.

The baby was born Jan. 27, weighing 5.9 pounds and measuring about 19 1/2 inches long. Medical officials said the baby was conceived when the girl was 8.

The hospital said the baby's condition would be closely monitored because of the age of the mother.