A 15-year-old boy is under house arrest as the presumed real father of a schoolgirl’s unborn baby after she sensationally claimed she was made pregnant by a ten-year-old boy in Russia.
The case received worldwide attention last month after the two had broadcast a prime-time Russian TV program to describe their unlikely relationship.
The girl, named Darya, had insisted that only the little boy, Ivan, could have made her pregnant when she was 13.
The girl insisted on her story, although a doctor who examined the boy for the show said he was too sexually immature to be a father.
Now Russia’s largest daily newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda has reported that a 15-year-old boy is suspected of being the real father after the police were involved in the case.
The girl, named Darya (left), had insisted that only the little boy, Ivan (right), could have made her pregnant when she was 13
The case received worldwide attention last month after the two had broadcast a prime-time Russian TV program to describe their unlikely relationship
Darya insisted that Ivan, 10, had made her pregnant, but now a 15-year-old is suspected
Darya’s family has made a statement to the police involving the boy, said the Kremlin newspaper, citing its own sources.
He was identified as Stepan, but the newspaper acknowledged that this was not his real name.
He is said to have undergone house arrest in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia.
The age of consent in Russia is 16.
Neither the police nor the Russian Investigation Committee have responded to the report that is generally reported in the country.
Since the case broke, the girl – now 14 – has become more popular as an “influencer” on Instagram, where she has 89,000 flowers, and TikTok.
She tagged her messages with the words “Pregnant at 13”.
Darya, left, insisted on her story, although a doctor who examined Ivan, right, said he was too sexually immature to be a father
Russian TV presenter Andrey Malakhovv posing with Darya and Ivan. He interviews the children about Darya’s pregnancy
Mother Elena of the girl – reportedly terminated with cancer – had said about the pregnancy that she now had a “reason to live.”
At first she thought her daughter had undergone food poisoning before she realized she was carrying a child, she said.
Darya told viewers during last month’s TV show that it was Ivan’s idea to have sex.
She said: “But I didn’t mind.
“He closed the door and left the key in the lock so his mother couldn’t open the door.
“It was a bit scary that it would be painful.
“It was just a little – and then everything was normal.
“It was a bit embarrassing, we just hid under the blanket.
“I didn’t think he could do such things at the age of 10 … I thought nothing would happen.”
Darya with her mother Elena in the Russian TV program in which she claimed that Ivan was the father
Ivan, the ten year old boy who according to Darya was the only boy who could be the father
Ivan’s mother Galina, 28, also appeared in the controversial Russian TV program
Dr. Evgeny Grekov, an expert in urology and andrology, researched Ivan for the show called “Father at 10!”
He said: “We have re-checked the laboratory results three times so that there can be no errors.”
The medic said on camera: “There cannot be sperm.
“He’s just a kid.
He had hardly begun “adrenarche” – the early stage of sexual maturation, Dr. added. Grekov ready.
He said: “There is not even a testosterone. And to add, he still has childish sexual organs. Puberty has not started. So we have many questions. “
A male neighbor in Zheleznogorsk, a city with nuclear production, said: ‘Obviously someone else did this. They just want to hang it on the boy now. “
Ivan said that “Darya has never been with another man and that he is the father of her baby”
Darya’s ultrasound. She told Russian TV: “I saw my baby during an echo. It was so small and cute. Now I am ready to give birth ‘
The ten-year-old boy was asked if someone else’s child could be. He said, “This can’t be.”
The mother of the boy Galina is convinced that he is telling the truth.
“I believe my son. That he is the father. I understand that he himself may not realize what happened. “
Psychologist Denis Davydov said when Darya was questioned if she had someone else, she gave a “sharp rejection.”
“This gives me the right to say she had no contact with other boys or men, she only had Vanya as a partner,” he claimed.
Ivan said that “Darya has never been with another man and that he is the father of her baby.”
The children say they became a target for bullying in Zheleznogorsk after their story became known.
According to the children, they met a year ago and fell in love at first sight.
Darya, who is two months pregnant, said during the On Air show: “A friend of mine introduced us and two days later we started dating.
“Ivan said he was in love with me. We have tried to spend as much time as possible together. We love to walk the streets with hands and kisses.
According to the girl, who is planning to keep the child, she and her boyfriend look after each other and set their social media as “married.”
The boy – who gave her roses when they started dating – was asked by the famous Russian presenter Andrey Malakhov when he realized that “when you kissed Dasha, and so forth, this could lead to such consequences?”
Ivan with roses for his 13-year-old girlfriend Darya (left) and (right) with his mother Galina, 28
Ivan said he gave Daryan roses when they started dating. The pair is pictured (above) before they went on a Russian TV show about their case
He replied: “I have not thought of this. Darya has never been with another man. I know that for sure. I am the father of her baby. “
Ivan was asked if someone else’s child could be, he said, “This can’t be.”
The girl and her mother want to keep the baby, but it is too early in the pregnancy for a DNA check on the child, which will be completed later.
Shortly after the start of their sex life, Darya said she felt sick and began to suffer from constant nausea and vomiting.
Darya’s mother Elena, 35, took her to the hospital for an examination, but doctors could not find the cause of her “illness.”
Eventually Elena bought a pregnancy test kit and taught her daughter how to use it.
Elena, who also participated in the show, said: “The test showed that Darya was pregnant. Then she confessed that she had sex with Vanya. I was in shock. I couldn’t say a word.
“I can’t understand what this could be like? Wake me up, I can’t believe it.
“When we started talking, she said she would not kill the baby and I support her decision. I don’t want her under the knife. ”
The boy’s mother, Galina, 28, is convinced that he is telling the truth and intends to help Darya raise the child.
She said, “I didn’t know what to say after I heard that my 10-year-old son was conceiving a child.
“I don’t think Ivan himself fully understands what happened.
‘They did not use contraceptives and clearly did not realize the possible consequences.
“I believe my son that he is the father. I understand that he may not realize what happened.
‘He is only a child, regardless of whether he feels older. He told me they were coming to our flat, Dasha suggested, and they had [sex] only once. “
During the show, Darya gently asked him: “Are you scared?” He answered: “Very.” She said to him, “No worries.”
Darya added: “When I thought about the delivery process, I was scared. But then I saw my baby during an ultrasound scan. It was so small and cute. Now I am ready to give birth. ”
The boy and girl go to different schools and started dating in February, it was revealed in the show.
Local pediatrician Nikolai Skorobogatov said: “Theoretically, both children can reach reproductive age.”
It was broadcast when the Russian investigation committee had begun a preliminary check on the case and the police started an investigation.
Shortly after the start of their sex life, Darya said she felt sick and began to suffer from constant nausea and vomiting