That Judge needs to be jerked up by his/her collar and shaken until the fillings fall out of his/her teeth.
What kind of FOOL would make a decision like this.
Allowing a pedophile to have visits with the product of a rape he committed.The SOB should have been hanged for the rape.
This is the kind of antagonistic and threatening behavior that could get your rapist butt shot right off. But then my family is all rednecks and hillbillies.
This is whay all rape victims MUST have abortions.
Todd Akins thinks he should have custody.
This link has a map of states that have some protections against rapists and those that have none.
Get OUT of Mass. immediately. Engage a lawyer, and arrange for any communications to be via him/her, and provide him/her with a PO box in a city NOT where you live. Go Now. You know these f***ing judges: they will not only allow it, but will ORDER it. They're ordering the state to provide a sex change to a murderer, so you know they'll favor the prisoner's rights before yours.
Pack and get the hell out. Now!!!
The case is complicated by the fact that the court ordered the slime to pay child support. Payment of child support gives the dirtball a crack in the system to try to justify visitation rights.
My suspicion is that this piece of trash is using the visitation rights approach to get out of the child support requirement.
Were I the judge, and able to go back in time, I’d have given him a choice: serve your sentence (ideally more than three years), and pay child support until the kid reaches adulthood, or stay in prison until at least the time the kid hits 21.
If he was convicted of the rape, and sentenced, then when he has completed his sentence, he does have a case -- by the same logic we all use here on FreeRepublic that a felon who has completed his sentence should regain his right to bear firearms and vote. We all do not require that an ex-felon never regain his right to defend himself later in life.
Similarly, then (and this is a very difficult thing to say, because rape is such a heinous crime), this rapist is still the biological father, and biological fathers have rights that are forcefully defended here on FreeRepublic. He's paying child support. Rapist or not, after he has completed his sentence, he is still the father of the child. Are we saying we want to deny his rights as a father AFTER he's completed his sentence?
That's a tough one. As the father of a daughter, my personal sympathies are totally with the girl. But I have a hard time saying that the father will never get to see his child, or that the child will never get to know her father.
OTOH, it sounds like he only got 16 years of probation, no jail time, and he's asking for father's rights prior to the 16 years being completed. That's not right, IMO. That weak sentence complicates things a lot.
Let him try to visit once, and then rake whats left of him out of the harbour, after he has an accident on the ferry getting there.
Jamie Melendez, now 24, was convicted of raping a middle school student he met when he was 17 and a foster child involved with a church youth group in Norfolk, Mass. According to the victim's attorney, Melendez went to the girl's house when he knew her mother would not be home and pressured her to have sex with him. She said she felt threatened and intimidated by Melendez.
General Hospital-Luke-and-Laura liberal nonsense...bump.
They should not have called it child support, he should have been made to pay “damages” to the mother for emotional harm, but it should have coincided with the child’s age. Why should a rapist have a say in what happens to the baby, what are we using for the judicial system now, sharia law?
Why wasn’t the creep in prison?
What judge would allow such nonsense?
That was three years ago....and I would assume this POS is cooling his heels in a prison cell....for pleading guilty to raping a 14 year old....
She is being asked to bring junior to his prison / S
Hopefully someone will kill him and save her and her child from being emotionally raped by the worthless sack of garbage.
A 9mm to the head would fix the visitation situation.