Every single thing about this insane custody ruling is wrong.
A Michigan judge, who should probably be in prison himself after his role in this case, has awarded partial custody of an 8-year-old boy to a man previously convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another minor.
Christopher Mirasolo, 27, was awarded custody by Sanilac County Circuit Judge Gregory S. Ross after a DNA test determined he was the father of the boy. Here’s the thing: the boy’s mother was his 12-year-old rape victim.
The woman, now 21, is seeking protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, according to the Detroit News. This sounds absolutely insane–but it actually gets worse. We’ll get to that in a minute.
It is believed to be the first instance of a rapist being awarded custody of a child conceived in the state of Michigan, and possibly the nation, and one would absolutely hope so!
Judge Ross, who is obviously completely incompetent, viciously sadistic, or clinically insane, actually disclosed the address of the victim to Mirasolo and ordered his name be added to the birth certificate of the little boy, all without the victim’s consent or even a hearing, according to her lawyer, Rebecca Kiessling.
“This is insane,” said Kiessling. “Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated. 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.”
Kiessling describes the horrifying details of the girl’s rape when the child was conceived.
“She, her 13-year-old sister and a friend all slipped out of their house one night to meet a boy and the boy’s older friend, Mirasolo, showed up and asked if they wanted to go for a ride,” said Kiessling. “They thought they were going to McDonald’s or somewhere.”
“Instead, he tossed their cellphones away, drove to Detroit where he stole gas from a station and then drove back to Sanilac County, where he kept them captive for two days in a vacant house near a relative, finally releasing the older sister in a park. He threatened to kill them if they told anyone what happened.”
Mirasolo was 18 when this happened and for some insane reason, only served six months behind bars.
“She (client) and her family was told first-time sex offenders weren’t sent to prison because people come out worse after they go there,” said Kiessling.
It wouldn’t even be Mirasolo’s first time–Kiessling says that Mirasolo would go on to be convicted of the rape of another teenage girl, for which he would only serve a mere four years.
This is still not even the most mind-blowing aspect of this case.
The truth of the matter is that Mirasolo didn’t even want custody.
“Chris was notified of the paternity matter and an order of filiation was issued last month by the court saying he had joint legal custody and reasonable visitation privileges,” Mirasolo’s lawyer, Barbara Yockey, said. “He never initiated this. It was something routinely done by the prosecutor’s office when a party makes application for state assistance.”
“I don’t know what his plans or intentions might be regarding any future relationship with the child,” Yockey said. “This might be something we will have a conversation about, but he has not been served with any other court papers and is not scheduled to be in court.”
This woman, who was raped and impregnated at 12-years-old, made a conscious choice to keep her baby because she didn’t want him “to be a victim too.” She dropped out of school and did everything she could to support herself and the child–and that included applying for state assistance.
The state did all of this after surveying the victim regarding any child support she had received!
“I think this is all crazy,” the victim, who is not being identified for obvious reasons, said. “They (officials) never explained anything to me. I was receiving about $260 a month in food stamps for me and my son and health insurance for him. I guess they were trying to see how to get some of the money back.”
To top it all off, Kiessling says her client is “not allowed to move 100 miles from where she had been living when the case was filed, without court consent.”
This is such a huge failure on the part of both the judicial system and the welfare system it’s hard to even know where to start. You have people constantly abusing the welfare system while women like this poor girl, who is in dire need of help, are made to be repeat victims to a man who doesn’t even want to be a father to the child he conceived in rape.
This is a prime example of just how much trouble and chaos our bloated bureaucratic system causes and how little our society cares for women and children. Pray that this judge is removed from his bench and this poor woman and her child receive the protection they so sorely need for this sick predator!