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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    Absolutely and unequivocally no freaking way.

    Yet the woman in the article fought that for years. You would think it would be no-brainer.

    I can imagine it would almost be impossible for a woman to fight a custody battle if she were date/acquaintance raped or if she didn't want the trauma of going to court.
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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    No, he shouldn't have any custody or visitation rights. It will almost certainly be damaging to the mother, but it may also impact the child when they are older and know that this man violated their mother. I think a rapist should be forced to pay child support but they deserve no custody or visitation rights. If anything they should be given restraining orders if they get out of jail.
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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    There's always the 18 year old male and the 17 year old female and vice versa. Statutory rape and is certainly a slippery slope or even a bundle of snakes. Lots of females raping their underage stucents recently. By both sexes. It goes without saying that they should put the older females in jail and give the kid to the minor male and never allow the female contact with said child. Neither one.

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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    I would file against the rapist asking for a permanent restrained order citing a "Best Interests of the Child" augment showing that the rapist father would cause sever and irreparable harm against the child. If that did not work I would take the child and move.

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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Absolutely and unequivocally no freaking way.

    Yet the woman in the article fought that for years. You would think it would be no-brainer.

    I can imagine it would almost be impossible for a woman to fight a custody battle if she were date/acquaintance raped or if she didn't want the trauma of going to court.

    May be traumatizing, but, nothing trumps keeping the child safe and away from the father.

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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    It's hard to believe even one state has such an absurd law, let along 31.
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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    May be traumatizing, but, nothing trumps keeping the child safe and away from the father.
    I would have to agree with that Connery.

    Especially a father who brutalized the mother. If he would do that, I don't think there is anyone who would be safe around him and the ends of the Earth would not be too far for me.
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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    No way in hell.
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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Absolutely and unequivocally no freaking way.

    Yet the woman in the article fought that for years. You would think it would be no-brainer.

    I can imagine it would almost be impossible for a woman to fight a custody battle if she were date/acquaintance raped or if she didn't want the trauma of going to court.
    What's really insane is that good fathers often have to fight tooth and nail just to get a couple weekends a month. But a rapist is entitled to it? Just blows me out of the water.

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    Re: If a man fathers a child through rape, should he have visitation or custody right

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There's always the 18 year old male and the 17 year old female and vice versa.
    Hm, I hadn't thought of statutory rape in the context of a 18/17 year old couple or something similar. With that in mind, I think it would be best if rapists were not allowed any visitation or custody rights unless the mother petitions the court and judge accepts her reason for wanting the father to have rights.

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