Alfie Patten, the boy who drew world attention after allegedly fathering a child at the age of 13, has been ruled out as the child's biological father after DNA testing. Patten was believed to be Britain's youngest father until the paternity tests were revealed.
Alfie Patten was believed to have fathered a child with 15-year-old Chantelle Stedman. A DNA test revealed the biological father is 15-year-old Tyler Barker. Patten, who lives with his mother, was reportedly distressed to discover baby Maisie was not his child.
The controversy has fueled debate on sex education in England, which has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in western Europe, according to The Guardian.