Judge Sides With Rapist And Forces Rape Survivor To Do The Unthinkable

A young 12-year old girl was raped and became pregnant in the process.

Instead of choosing to end her pregnancy and get an abortion, this brave young woman chose life and decided to raise her baby.

As if having to deal with the trauma of surviving sexual assault isn’t awful enough, a judge recently ruled on a matter that would force this woman to see her rapist regularly and interact with him for the rest of her life.

After raping this woman, and getting her pregnant, all of a sudden the rapist decided he wanted to be a father and have joint custody of the baby.

While most Americans would scoff at his insane request and file it into the “never going to happen category”, one judge actually sympathized with the rapist and granted him joint custody of the baby.

And, this judge went one step further and gave the rapist the women’s address.

Lifesite News reported:

“Circuit Court Judge Gregory S. Ross gave Christopher Mirasolo joint legal custody over the child he conceived by raping Tiffany (last name withheld). Ross also informed the rapist of his victim’s home address. Her lawyer says she has even been commanded not to move more than 100 miles without prior consent of the court.

“Parenting time shall be as the parties agree,” Ross’ order decreed. “If they are unable to agree, either party may file a motion.”

The judge’s orders went into effect without Tiffany’s consent, according to her attorney, Rebecca Kiessling. She says Tiffany wasn’t even allowed an opportunity to be heard.

“This is outrageous and unacceptable,” Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley posted on Facebook. “I will begin work immediately on remedies.”

In 2008, then-19-year-old Mirasolo forcibly raped and then threatened to kill 12-year-old Tiffany, who subsequently gave birth to a son. The boy is now eight.

“I have been taking care of him for eight years,” Tiffany said. “I gave up high school, I gave up prom, I gave up my friends to raise a baby and go to work.”

State law gives a mandatory sentence to men over 17 who rape children under 13 of at least 25 years to life in prison, but Sanilac County Prosecutor James V. Young reduced the charge against Mirasolo in a plea bargain to one year in jail. He only served 6 1/2 months.

Once free, Mirasolo sexually assaulted another girl who was 15. “He should have been in prison when (this second woman) was raped,” Kiessling charged. “It is the prosecutor’s fault that she was raped.” Mirasolo was convicted and served four years in prison for the second rape.”

Imagine the fear and retraumatization this woman is now forced to endure.

Having her rapist, a repeated rapist, know her address? Where she lives, eats, and sleeps.

The thought of the man who raped her actually having custody of her baby. The fear of him coming back and raping her again.

There are no words.

Her rapist should be in prison, not helping raise her baby.

Other less serious crimes than that of raping a 12-year-old child prohibit custody, so how could this judge possibly think it’s acceptable to grant a rapist legal parental rights? And where is the legal precedent for such a ruling?

If this ruling is allowed to stand, it will set a dangerous new guideline for all future custody cases involving rape.

And now, because of this male judge’s crazy ruling, this poor woman could be forced to interact with her rapist and share custody of her baby with him.

But you see, this judge’s shocking ruling is not only cruel, it’s dangerous.

What kind of message does it send to the child? How can she possibly explain to her little one what happened?

And even more terrifying, what’s to say he won’t sexually abuse her child?

Lifesite News continued:

“I don’t understand why they thought they needed to give him joint legal custody,” Tiffany cried. “He was my rapist!”

Reeling from the judge’s ruling, Tiffany sought out Right to Life of Michigan because they support victims of rape. The pro-life organization is paying Tiffany’s court costs.

Kiessling, who is representing Tiffany pro bono, filed a motion to amend Judge Ross’ September order. The pro-life champion, who herself was conceived in rape, is co-founder of Hope After Rape Conception and president of Save the 1.

After international public outcry, on Tuesday morning Judge Ross stayed his own order and set a hearing for October 17, ordering all parties to appear in court…

But Kiessling said the idea of visitation rights for a rapist should never be considered. She said Tiffany’s plight is why parental rights for rapists should be terminated.

“A rape victim should not have to be tethered to her rapist for 18 years,” the pro-life attorney said. “She and the child deserve to be fully protected from her rapist.”

Savethe1 is a no-compromise pro-life organization dedicated to protecting all lives, no exceptions. They also believe strongly in punishing rapists, not babies.

Stay tuned to find out the results of the hearing!

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