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Identical twins both ordered to pay child support after inconclusive paternity test
Identical twin brothers in Brazil have both been ordered to pay child support to a young girl after allegedly impersonating each other to trick as many women as possible into sex.
The twins, identified only as Fernando and Fabricio in court, tried to shirk responsibility for the girl as DNA tests came back inconclusive.
The mystifying results are said to have failed to provide a solid answer because the men are so genetically similar.
Each brother tried to blame the other, Brazilian news outlet Globo reports.
But a judge ruled they were denying the innocent child a right to know her biological dad.
District judge Filipe Luis Peruca, at the Cachoeira Alta Court in the central state of Goias, said both brothers must be included on the girl’s birth certificate.
The ruling forces both men to pay maintenance of 30 percent of the minimum wage — 230 reais (£45) a month.
This means she will get twice as much as other children from the same economic background.
“It was clear they each used the other’s name, either to attract as many women as possible or to hide betrayal in their relationship,” Peruca said.
The mother of the child told the court she had a brief relationship with the father, who she thought was Fernando.
In her testimony, she said she had met the man at a mutual friend’s party.
“He told me he had a twin brother, but I did not get introduced. At the time I did not suspect anything,” she said.
But she later began to question the man’s identity, adding: “The strange thing about the day is that he presented himself as Fernando, but he was with the yellow motorcycle that he said was Fabricio’s.
“One of the brothers, in bad faith, seeks to conceal fatherhood,” the judge wrote in his ruling.
“Such behavior should not be protected by the judiciary.”