Rebecca Kiessling, the victim's attorney, who is currently seeking protection
under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, told the news outlet that Judge Gregory S. Ross ruled
in favor of joint custody after DNA testing established paternity of the child. Ross made this ruling despite knowing that Christopher Mirasolo, 27,
forcibly raped and threatened to kill Kiessling's client when she was only 12 years old.
“[The client, whom The Detroit News chose not to identify], her
13-year-old sister and a friend all slipped out of their house one night to
meet a boy, and the boy’s older friend, Mirasolo, showed up and asked if they
wanted to go for a ride. They thought they were going to McDonald’s or
somewhere," Kiessling told The Detroit News, recalling the crime that happened in September 2008.
tossed their cellphones away, drove to Detroit where he stole gas from a
station and then drove back to Sanilac County (Mich.), where he kept them captive for
two days in a vacant house near a relative, finally releasing the older sister
in a park. He threatened to kill them if they told anyone what happened.”
Mirasolo, then 18, was
arrested a month later (when Kiessling's client was pregnant) and given a plea deal for
attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct. His sentence: one year in a
county jail for a crime that typically carries a sentence of no less than 25
and her family were told first-time sex offenders weren’t sent to prison because
people come out worse after they go there,” said Kiessling.
He was released,
after serving only 6 1/2 months, to tend to his ailing mother. But Mirasolo was jailed
again in March 2010 for sexual assault on a victim between the ages of 13
and 15 years old. That time, he served four years.
That's right. He
raped a 12-year-old girl, got her pregnant, received a light sentence, raped another
girl and now, by a court of law, is allowed to spend parenting time with an
insane,” said Kiessling, who filed objections last Friday with Ross. The case, which might be the first of its kind, according to The Detroit News, was allegedly prompted after "the county surveyed the victim regarding child support she had received this past year." Another hearing is scheduled for Oct. 25.
been right about this since it was originally investigated," Kiessling told the news outlet. "He was never
properly charged and should still be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the
system is victimizing my client, who was a child herself when this all
Mirasolo’s attorney, says she is unaware of what the future holds (if any)
between the father and son.
notified of the paternity matter, and an order of filiation was issued last
month by the court saying he had joint legal custody and reasonable visitation
privileges,” Yockey said. “He never initiated this. It was something routinely
done by the prosecutor’s office when a party makes application for state
What does the child's mother think?
“I think this is
all crazy,” she told reporters. “[Officials] never explained anything to
me. I was receiving about $260 a month in food stamps for me and my son and health
insurance for him. I guess they were trying to see how to get some of the money
It is also the way our legal system works
or, in her case, didn't.
Crazy-busy traveler Kim Kardashian has been keeping a low-profile at home after the birth of her baby girl, North West, in June, but apparently she’s already planning her next move: accompanying Kanye on the European leg of his world tour. Radar Online reports big-sis Kourtney is fuming over the idea of taking an infant overseas for the stress of traveling. A family friend said Kim “loves the buzz of taking 10 flights in three days,” but Kourt wants her sister to put the baby’s well-being first. “Kim does whatever she wants, and she’s always been self-centered,” said the source, “so Kourtney’s been disappointed so far.” Ouch.