He insists that he often shared a bed with Chantelle over a period of three months around the time she fell pregnant. Richard also claims that he had sex at least three times with Chantelle at her home. The News Of The World quoted him as saying, "I know I could be the father. Everyone thinks I am. My friends all tell me that baby has my eyes- even my mum thinks so."
"Only a DNA test is going to sort this out properly. If I am the father, I have the right to know," he added. Chantelle and Alfie made headlines this week when they vowed to be good parents to their daughter Maisie.
Reports even say that the case does not end with Richard's claim to be the actual father, but one 14-year-old Tyler Barker also fears that he might have fathered the little girl. The anxious schoolboy admitted: "I slept with Chantelle in her bed about nine months ago and I'm really worried I could be the father. I hope it's not me. All my mates have been teasing me about it but this isn't funny, it's serious."
The newspaper reports that Chantelle was sleeping with as many as 8 teenage boys around the time the baby was conceived on the Old Town estate in Eastbourne, Sussex. Chantelle's family, however, claims that it was Alfie to whom she lost her virginity, and that Maisie belongs to the four feet tall boy. Chantelle said earlier that she was on the 'Pill' but forgot to take it after a single night of unprotected sex with Alfie, when he was just 12.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)