Lawyer: Rapist Won't Seek Custody Of Victim's Child Under New Agreement

Christopher Mirasolo was granted joint legal custody of an 8-year-old child nine years after he impregnated a 12-year-old girl

Prosecutor's office speaks out after Michigan rapist gets joint custody

A 27-year-old MI man has been granted permission by a judge to joint custody of a boy who was conceived after the man allegedly raped the mother.

"First of all, a rape victim should not have to be tethered to her rapist for 8 years", Kiessling said.

The prosecutor's office noted that Mirasolo never requested any determination of paternity, visitation or custody of the child.

"He's not going to attempt to see the child, no", Yockey told the newspaper.

Ross disclosed the victim's home address to Mirasolo, and ordered his name on the birth certificate, according to a press release by Kiessling.

Kiessling, who is seeking to protect her client and her child under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, said a settlement was being discussed late Monday. He spent just six months in prison after the court allowed him to step out to take care of his sick mother. Any deal, however, would need to be approved by Prosecuting Attorney James Young before being finalized, she said.

The victim in the second alleged rape by Mirasolo tells the Detroit News "there is no way he should have custody" and he shouldn't be around children without supervision.

Mirasolo pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct and served a half-year in jail.

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As a condition of the financial assistance, the victim was told she was required to cooperate with pursuing paternity and support for her child, the prosecutor's office said.

'Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated.

She added that they were hoping to settle the matter in private before a scheduled hearing on October 25. "He was never properly charged and should still be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the system is victimizing my client, who was a child herself when this all happened". The stories rely on information from Rebecca Kiessling, the lawyer for the victim.

'An assistant prosecutor on this, Eric Scott, told me she granted her consent, which is a lie, ' Kiessling said. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango's Facebook page.

'They (police and other officials) never explained anything to me.

The rape victim's family suggested she abort the child or give it up for adoption, but she did neither and said 'she didn't want the baby to be a victim, too'. It was during that time that he had allegedly raped her.

Yockey expects the new agreement to be approved by prosecutors and finalized at a hearing set for next week.

In addition, he was also given five years of probation - a term which was cut short by his sentencing to prison in another sexual assault case in 2010, according to Michigan Department of Corrections records.

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