The long-running saga of a Russian schoolgirl who had claimed she was made pregnant by a ten-year-old boy has taken another twist after a DNA test has revealed that the father of the child was in fact a teenager who she later accused of rape.
Darya Sudnishnikova hit the headlines when, at the age of 13 when she claimed that she had been made pregnant by her prepubescent boyfriend Ivan.
Ivan – now 11 – was pictured with Darya as she carried baby Emelia out of a clinic in Krasnoyarsk alongside the two proud “grandmothers.”
But according to a Russian police report, a DNA test on Emelia, who was born on August 16, showed that her true father is a teenage boy who Darya, now 14, had later accused of rape.
The accused boy was reported to be 15 at the time, now 16.
After doctors and experts claimed that it would be biologically impossible for Darya to be made pregnant by Ivan, she alleged that she was raped.
She invented the story about Ivan because she was too embarrassed to admit the rape on a stairwell in her home town Zheleznogorsk, in Krasnoyarsk region, she said.
Darya – who has become a teenage social influencer with 474,000 followers – said in May this year: “It is a painful issue for me.
“I could not move away for a long time and the pain still remains in my soul.”
To a question ‘Who is the father?’, she posted: “It was a rape.
“I cannot tell how it happened, because it is painful to recall.
“For the long time after that accident, I could not do anything, it was scary and lonely at the same time.”
She described the attacker as “very fat for his age. And very tall.”
News agency NGS24 reported citing law enforcement source that a DNA test win the baby showed that the father was the teenager “who the schoolgirl had accused of rape”.
The Russian Investigative Committee has not commented on the case.
The schoolgirl posted a video showing her with her daughter, who she says she is raising alone.
“I keep losing weight, now I’m 57 kilograms,” she said.
“That’s why I just do not eat, I have time to eat only late in the evening.”
Replying to comments she posted: “First of all I do not care about my body, whether I am fat or not, chubby or not, slim or not.
“I do not eat because I have no time.”
He baby “doesn’t let me go, that’s all.
“And no one else can sit with her, my mum is ill, father at work, brothers… well there is nothing to say about them.”
She previously revealed that her mother Elena Sudnishnikova, 35, the baby’s official guardian, is suffering from cancer.
She earlier posted that Ivan “does not live with me, he stays overnight sometimes.
“At 16, he will take over the fatherhood, but it depends on how everything goes on between us.”