A friend of the family of a 15-year-old British teen, who recently gave birth and claimed a 13-year-old boy was the father, claims the boy was scammed by his girlfriend's parents who wanted to cash in on the sensational story, the Daily Mail reports.

Clive Sim, 39, a close friend of Chantelle Stedman's parents, says they forced their daughter to keep quiet about the other boys she had slept with in order to make some money off the media attention given to Alfie Patten, who looks much younger than his 13 years.

It has been suggested that there may be as many as six other potential fathers to Stedman's newborn daughter, Maisie, although Stedman is said to be distraught by the allegations, the Daily Mail reported.

Patten has requested a paternity test in order to prove that he is the father, according to the Daily Mail.

"It's all pretty sordid," the Mail quotes Sim. "Alfie may not be an angel and nor is Chantelle. But at the end of the day they are only children and it is the adults around them making bad decisions based on money, not their welfare."

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