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A rapist can sue for custody of a rape baby? Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Nov 1st '12

Just saw this on tumblr. If it's true that is messed up...
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♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
Nov 1st '12

What? :shock:

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Nov 1st '12

I saw that too. It's making its way around Facebook also.

geni (: Due September 9 (girl); 33 kids; Texas 84 posts
Nov 1st '12

yeah its been in the news. crazy!

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
Nov 1st '12

Pretty sure I have heard this before....sad and scary. :(

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
Nov 1st '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Its definitely true :("


so they can rape the baby??




so fucked up..



but you get your kids taken away for smoking pot but can rapist parents.. awesome..
f**k this world, were all about to die soon anyway.. im convinced shits hitting the fan in my life time the rate we are going

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Nov 1st '12

You do realize that in these states that they make a distinction between statutory and forcible rape, right? A victim of forcible rape will not have to share her baby with her rapist. However, why can't the father of a baby born out of a consenual sexual relationship between a 19 year old and a 16 year old see his child?

Vincent&Me (Laura) 2 kids; Moab, Utah 7847 posts
Nov 1st '12

Terrible huh? I was reading an op-ed piece written by a woman who conceived a child through rape. She ended up agreeing not to press charges (or testify, I can't remember which) in return for the rapists agreement to not pursue visitation or custody.



ETA- I just reread the article. She didn't end up agreeing not to press charges, but she argues that it could happen.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
Nov 1st '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" You do realize that in these states that they make a distinction between statutory and forcible rape, ... [snip!] ... can't the father of a baby born out of a consenual sexual relationship between a 19 year old and a 16 year old see his child?"</blockquote>




This!

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Nov 1st '12
Quoting khigh:" You do realize that in these states that they make a distinction between statutory and forcible rape, ... [snip!] ... can't the father of a baby born out of a consenual sexual relationship between a 19 year old and a 16 year old see his child?"


I don't know anything about it. I just posted it because it seemed messed up and wanted to see what people had to say about it.

My Lil' Monsters 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Surprise, Arizona 4144 posts
Nov 1st '12

Yes it is true...sad and disgusting.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
Nov 1st '12
Quoting khigh:" You do realize that in these states that they make a distinction between statutory and forcible rape, ... [snip!] ... can't the father of a baby born out of a consenual sexual relationship between a 19 year old and a 16 year old see his child?"


i didnt think about that.... makes sense now

Vincent&Me (Laura) 2 kids; Moab, Utah 7847 posts
Nov 1st '12
Ellie. 2 kids; Arizona 25443 posts
Nov 1st '12

Not only that, but in cases of date rape/stranger rape... he would have to admit to the act of rape. Which most likely would put him behind bars, and therefore unable to have custody of said child.

In statutory rape cases, I can see where they may want to fight for custody.

My Lil' Monsters 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Surprise, Arizona 4144 posts
Nov 1st '12
Quoting khigh:" You do realize that in these states that they make a distinction between statutory and forcible rape, ... [snip!] ... can't the father of a baby born out of a consenual sexual relationship between a 19 year old and a 16 year old see his child?"


Actually my cousin was forcibly raped and the rapist was given visitation rights and custody rights when he was released from prison to the child from that rape. My cousin is in hiding and is being looked for by the police for kidnapping and some other charges. I think she is living out of the country to be honest as would I if I had to exchange my child with the man who raped me.



ETA: The court deemed his violence was against women not children so they had no grounds to keep him from his children....I was livid!