A Michigan judge has granted parental rights to a convicted sex offender, providing the man with access to a child born from the nearly decade-old alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl, the victim’s lawyer said.
Sanilac County Circuit Judge Gregory Ross made the decision after a DNA test last month confirmed that 27-year-old Christopher Mirasolo is the biological father of the boy, who is now 8, said the lawyer, Rebecca Kiessling, on Sunday.
Mirasolo pleaded guilty in 2008 to attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct and served six months in jail for the crime. In 2010, he went to prison for four years in a separate sex crime case.
Kiessling said her client, who is now 21, had not requested joint custody — “I hope [Mirasolo] never has any rights to him at all,” the mother told NBC affiliate WDIV — even though the judge’s order, on September 25, said the decision was “based solely on consent.”