A Russian schoolgirl who claimed she was impregnated by a 10-year-old but has since alleged she was raped by a 15-year-old – has given birth.
The couple appeared on Russian TV where a doctor denied the boy could be the father.
A Russian schoolgirl who at 13 made global headlines after claiming she was impregnated by a 10-year-old boy has given birth to a baby girl.
Darya (Dasha), now 14, who made the shock announcement about her pregnancy live on Russian TV in January when she originally claimed she was impregnated by a 10-year-old boy, has taken to Instagram to reveal she had a “tough” delivery.
The controversy caused uproar across Russia and medics who examined the boy said he was too sexually immature to produce sperm. Darya has since alleged she was actually raped by a teenager who was 15 at the time. The age of consent in Russia is 16.
“That’s it, I gave birth to a girl at 10am,” she told her 350,000 Instagram followers in an Instagram post over the weekend. “It was tough, I’ll tell you everything later, I’m having a rest now.”
Darya said she was “absolutely terrified” of giving birth but insisted her 10-year-old friend Ivan would help her raise the child.
The teenager had made headlines across the world after she claimed her young friend was the father of her unborn child.
But a doctor who examined Ivan said he was too sexually immature to have fathered a child.
In a shock twist, Darya later claimed she was instead raped by a 15-year-old boy identified only as “Stepan” (not his real name) who is now 16.
Darya said she felt “too ashamed” to admit to the attack at the time.
The teenage boy was reported to be under house arrest in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia.
Since the case broke, the girl – now 14 – has appeared on TikTok, and has gone on to become a wannabe “influencer” on Instagram, where she has attracted more than 90,000 followers.
Her Instagram bio reads, “Pregnant at 13”.
The girl’s mother Elena – reported to be terminally ill with cancer – said her daughter’s pregnancy had given her a “reason to live”.
However, in a shock twist which is currently being investigated, she claimed a 16-year-old raped her and was too afraid to admit it.
Elena had initially assumed that her daughter was sick with food poisoning, before realising she was carrying a child, she explained.
Darya told TV viewers: “It was Vanya’s idea (to have sex).
“But I did not mind.”
Dr Evgeny Grekov, a urology and andrology (male health) expert, who examined Ivan, told TV viewers in a show called Father at 10!?, “We rechecked the laboratory results three times so there cannot be any mistake.
“There cannot be sperm cells – he is still a child.
“Puberty has not started. So we have a lot of questions.”
Police are investigating the case and expected to take a DNA sample from the newborn girl.
Ivan, now 11, was not allowed to be present with her at the birth.
However, in another post prior to giving birth, Darya told followers the young boy will step into the role of father when he turns 16.
“He does not live with me, he stays overnight sometimes,” she said.
“At 16, he will take over the fatherhood, but it depends on how everything goes on between us.”