Earlier this month, a 19-year-old woman posted a photo of a positive pregnancy test to share the news with all her friends and family.
Mekenzie Leigh Guffey from Hollywood, Alabama, was proud of her pregnancy and of who the baby’s father is, so she had no problem writing his name down while signing up for Medicaid. The only problem was that the boy is only 14 years old.
She had reportedly met the underage boy in December through a mutual friend. That’s when they began having sex. Guffey later confessed that she’d even had sex with him in her car and had taken explicit photos and videos of their relations on her phone.
When she found out she was pregnant, she decided to sign up for Medicaid. That’s what ended up tipping off authorities.
After the Department of Human Resources and police started investigating Guffey, she was arrested and charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex abuse, enticing a child for immoral purposes, traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act, possession of child pornography, and dissemination of child pornography.
Guffey could spend up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the rape charge alone and would have to register as a sex offender. Still, she doesn’t seem to see anything wrong with what she did. “She was proud of him being the father until she found out we were going to become involved,” said Police Chief Jason Hepler.