Image: Alfie Patten, baby on newspaper cover
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DNA tests have revealed that 13-year-old British boy Alfie Patten, seen on the cover of the Sun newspaper on Feb. 13, 2009, who claimed to have fathered a child with his 15-year-old girlfriend, was not the dad, according to a court judgment made public on Monday.
updated 5/19/2009 7:14:15 AM ET 2009-05-19T11:14:15

Court documents show that a 13-year-old boy who was reported to be the father of a baby girl born earlier this year in Britain is not her dad.

Newspaper photos of the baby-faced teenager, Alfie, along with the 15-year-old mother and the infant shocked the country.

They also sparked debate about sex education in Britain, which has one of Europe's highest teen pregnancy rates.

Details of DNA testing were revealed Tuesday when a court-ordered reporting ban was lifted.

The court documents show that another boy, aged 15, is the baby's real father.

The mother lives in Eastbourne, on the southeast coast of England.

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