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Oct 14, 2012

Focus:Human Rights
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Location:United States


Tell Massachusetts Don't Give Rapists Child Visitation Rights

A MA man who admitted to raping a 14-year-old now wants the right to be involved with the child born after the crime.

Jamie Melendez filed a petition for visitation rights after the judge hearing his criminal case remanded him to Family Court, which ordered him to pay child support. Melendez claims that would be unjust if he were denied visitation.

The victim’s attorney is now trying to get that judge to reverse this insensitive decision and instead rule that Melendez pay criminal restitution fees to cover child support. She also wants the MA Supreme Court to decide whether a Criminal Court judge can “create a Family Court case out of rape.”

A rape victim should be the only one deciding if or when a rapist has rights to see the child born of that crime. She should never be forced to send her child off with a man who criminally assaulted her, and it’s absurd for any judge to even consider putting her in that position.

Tell Massachusetts Don't Give Rapists Child Visitation Rights!





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Posted: Sunday October 14, 2012, 7:27 am
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Rosemary Rannes (640)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 9:27 pm
I cringe to know that a rapist would be given visitation rights to a child born in violation of a woman's rights!
*C* my sis i have signed & posted to Twitter .
Thank you for this opportunity to do this on behalf of all women who have been raped and their children.

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