Can I be held liable for a bill if the account was opened under my SSN by my father when I was only 8 years-old?

Question Details:

My father opened a cable account under my social security number when I was 8 and had it until 05/09 la when he lost his job. Now that he couldn't pay it, collections are on me for the payment of $435. I didn't know of this until I checked my credit score a few days ago. Is the contract a legal binding agreement for me since I was under age? And do I have to press charges on my dad for identity theft for the company to take care of the amount owed in collections?

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