Thursday, 26 March 2009

A sorry tale of exploitation and immorality now fully exposed... 'Alfie' is not a Dad after all.

It turns out young Alfie may have been led down the garden path.

I remember the story of teenage 'dad' Alfie Pattern when it was originally disclosed by the Sun in February. At the time I was shocked and a more than a little peeved to see the good use my tax money was being put to. However it was exploitation, a cynical attempt by the Sun to exploit the sorry antics of a very young and surely feckless couple. The story has bow been updated by the Mirror. Now it seems that young Alfie is not the father and the girl Chantelle has perhaps spun him (and the Sun) along. Is it fair to say she is a slapper? Certainly yes but the real culprits are her mother and the media who manipulated these muppets. See the full story below. A few questions need to be asked:

1. How much did the Sun pay to the 'parents' of Alfie and Chantelle for this story.

2. Why did the Sun report the story as fact in spite of the fact that 4' tall Alfie is clearly pre-pubescent and therefore unlikely to be a father.

3. Alfie in particular has been through the mill during this whole affair and was exploited by the Sun and utterly greedy adults who should have been concerned what their children were up to; not making a quick buck out of it.

Chantelle the 'mother' is from a family of welfare dependents as to an extent is Alfie. This case like the Karen Matthews case displays the utter moral fecklessness that excessive state nannying produces. A fecklessness that as taxpayers we all pay for. I am a libertarian and the last person to lecture people on sexual morality. My attitude is that what consenting adults get up to is their business as long as no serious harm is caused. However in a case like this involving children the state needs to come down hard and prosecute those involved starting with the guardians. Instead the state funds this behaviour through excessive welfare.

DNA tests show boy-dad Alfie Patten is NOT the daddy

By Euan Stretch 26/03/2009

The schoolboy alleged to have become a dad aged 12 is not the baby’s father, the Mirror can reveal.
Alfie Patten, now 13, had a £300 DNA test after half a dozen boys claimed to have slept with schoolgirl pal Chantelle Stedman, 15.
It proved the 4ft-tall pupil was not the father of her seven-week-old girl Maisie Roxanne.
The result will be a blow to Alfie who was “devastated” by the boys’ claims and “adored” Maisie.
He was convinced he was the dad after a single night of unprotected sex with Chantelle.
Before he took the test, he said: “I didn’t know about DNA tests before but mum explained it’s when they do a swab in your mouth and it tells if you’re the dad. So if I have it, they can all shut up.”
His mum Nicole, 43, added at the time: “It had not even crossed Alfie’s mind whether Chantelle had not been faithful to him. He’s absolutely devastated that these lads say they slept with her.”
Chantelle became pregnant aged 14 after she “forgot to take” her contraceptive pill last May.
At the time, she claimed: “Alfie’s the only boy I’ve been with.”

Alfie insisted: “I am the only boyfriend Chantelle’s had and we’ve been together two years. I must be the dad. When she found out she was having a baby, I asked her, ‘Am I the dad?’ and she went, ‘Yeah’, so I believe her.”
Last month it was claimed Alfie had been the victim of a cruel con.
Chantelle told her half-sister Jodie O’Neill, 17, the father could have been one of a number of boys she slept with at her parents’ home in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
She said her mum Penny, 38, ordered her to keep saying she had been a virgin when she slept with Alfie, from Hailsham.
The baby scandal began when Alfie and his dad Dennis, 45, gave an interview to the press days after Maisie was born last month.
A succession of politicians, including Tory leader David Cameron, bemoaned the nation’s declining moral standards.
Mr Cameron said at the time: “I hope somehow they grow up into responsible parents but parenthood is just not something they should be thinking about.”
Dad-of-ten Dennis regularly spoke on his son’s behalf. After Maisie’s birth he said: “He hasn’t a clue what a baby means and can’t explain how he feels. When I spoke to him he started crying.
“He said it was the first time he’d had sex, he didn’t know what he was doing or the complications that could come. I’ll talk to him again and it’ll be the birds and bees talk.”

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