A judge in Sanilac County, Michigan has awarded joint custody to a man accused of raping the girl when she was 12 years-old, the victim’s attorney says.
Local 4 WDIV News in Dteroit (@Local4News) reports that the alleged rapist and biological father was not on the child’s birth certificate. The woman was 12 years-old at the time the alleged rape took place. Her child is now 8 years-old. The mother says that she fears the man who allegedly raped her could have parental time with her son.
“He was conceived out of rape, but I don’t look at that. He’s my child. He’s a part of me. Not a part of him. I hope he never has any rights to him at all.”
The mother said when questioned about the situation. Now 21, the victim said she was raped by Christopher Mirasolo. Her attorney said, when the woman applied for State Aid, Sinilac County assistant prosecutor Eric Scott filed a motion to establish paternity and collect child support.
“He claims my client agreed to it, and even claimed she signed the judgement, and I’m like, ‘no she didn’t.’ I have it right here.” Said the woman’s attorney Rebecca Kiessling. Mirasolo pleaded guilty to attempted third degree sexual conduct. He served six months in jail. Mirasolo was later convicted for sexually assaulting another young girl. There is currently a motion sitting before judge Gregory Ross that he must decide on. Judge Ross could decided to grant joint legal custody to the father. Mirasolo’s attorney said the motion came as a complete surprise to them, and the motion was not something they filed for. She added that she’s not even sure if it’s something the father, Mirasolo wants. This motion was the actions of an eager prosecutor who clearly crossed some type of legal and moral boundaries. Another case of the law doing whatever they want to people who may not fully understand the law and its ramifications. The next hearing is set for the end of the month.