11-Year-Old Gives Birth, Mother's Boyfriend Could Be The Father
Michael Chaffer / Courtesy Ohio Department of Corrections
(CINCINNATI) -- An 11-year-old girl has given birth in a case that has shocked social workers.
Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services spokesman Brian Gregg tells FOX19 that no one in their department can remember such a young girl giving birth. The girl was only 10 years old when she was impregnated.
The birth of the baby at University Hospital in November set off an investigation.
Gregg says the baby has been placed in a foster home and the mother is living with a relative.
"Our job is to keep the young girl and the baby as safe as possible," said Gregg.
Prosecutors suspect that the boyfriend of the girl's mother is the father of the baby.
Lockland police are interview Michael Chaffer, 40, in a Columbus jail, where he's being held on unrelated charges. He has not yet been charged in this case.
FOX19 has tried to seek comment with the police and the prosecutor's office, but they are not commenting on the case.