Rapists should NEVER be allowed parental rights, so why are they? (VIDEO)

It's a nightmare that just doesn't end for one rape victim. It's unbelievable that as an 8th grader, she was raped by a 20-year-old, who she knew through a mutual friend and from church. Now her rapist is asking for visitation rights for her 3-year-old toddler!  

Let's backtrack a little. This scumbag took advantage that she was naïve and manipulated her. In her interview with Fox, she says: "He threatened me. He told me that he could make my life upside down, and I wouldn't have anybody and he would pin it all on me. So I was scared." I could see how she would feel that way. Eventually, she decides to keep the baby. He admits to raping her, but a judge sentences him to pay child support and 16 years of probation instead of serving jail time.

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Here's where semantics and the law work in this guy's favor. Using the word child support gives him parental rights to the 3-year-old! It means he can request for visitation rights with the child. That he can request to see this child the same way a parent who procreated with the consent of a partner just blows my mind.    

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Her poor mother says in the same interview: "She got raped at 14. She decided to keep her baby. And now she has to hand her baby over for a visit with her rapist?"

Wendy Murphy, the family's lawyer, put it best: "What kind of legal system commands a toddler into a relationship with the man who raped her mother?...This is not a family situation, it is a criminal situation."

The victim's mother and Wendy Murphy are both right. It just doesn't make sense.

The girl's family and lawyer are fighting hard to prevent having to negotiate a meeting time for him and the baby by getting the word child support to be changed to restitution.

I really hope the judge recognizes that this isn't a typical mother and father dispute or situation.  

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