Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
October 18th, 2017
A judge has backtracked on a joint custody order given to a sex offender who impregnated a woman after raping her.
Christopher Mirasolo, from Brown City, Michigan, was granted joint legal custody and parenting time of an eight-year-old boy after a paternity test confirmed he was the father.
But yesterday Sanilac County Judge Gregory Ross ruled the 27-year-old did not have any parental rights towards the boy after his mother’s attorney sought protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act.
The case began when the 21-year-old mother, who has not been named, sought state assistance for her son.
As a condition of receiving assistance, the state required she cooperate in pursuing paternity verification and financial support from the child’s father.
Despite Mirasolo never seeking paternal rights before, judge Ross granted him joint legal custody and ordered him to pay child support last month.
Ross quickly put the order on hold after learning Mirasolo had two previous criminal sexual conduct convictions, including where he had raped the boy’s mother.
Speaking to the Detroit News prior to the judge rescinding the order, her attorney Rebecca Kiessling said: ‘This is insane.
‘Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated. He was never properly charged and should be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the system is victimizing my client, who was a child herself when this all happened.’
The victim, who is now 21, claims that Mirasolo raped and threatened to kill her nine years ago.
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