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Michigan Rape Survivor Forced to Share Joint Custody of Child with Rapist

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Christopher Mirasolo (Michigan Department of Corrections)
Christopher Mirasolo (Michigan Department of Corrections)

Christopher Mirasolo, 27, of Brown City, Michigan is a convicted sex offender and rapist. He can now add ‘Dad’ to that list of accomplishments thanks to a Sanilac County Circuit court judge who granted Mirasolo joint custody of his victim’s 8 year-old child.  

According to the Detroit News, after a DNA test established the paternity of the child to Mirasolo in accordance with child support procedure, Judge Gregory S. Ross disclosed the victim’s address to Mirasolo and ordered Mirasolo’s name to be added onto the child’s birth certificate. This was all done without consent from the rape survivor nor was there a hearing to discuss the very sensitive nature of this case before these actions were sent into motion.

Mirasolo’s victim was notified that she was not allowed to move 100 miles from where the case was filed. Michigan joint custody & parenting time guidelines state that:

If the court awards joint custody, the court may include in its award a statement regarding when the child shall reside with each parent, or may provide that physical custody be shared by the parents in a manner to assure the child continuing contact with both parents.

Obviously, this case is a very unique situation because Mirasolo is a convicted sex offender that raped the mother of the child when she was 12 years-old and was convicted of the horrific act in a more lenient prison sentence after taking a plea deal from the Sanilac County Prosecutor’s office in 2008.

There has yet to be a joint physical custody order handed down, but the court ordered actions sent into motion by Judge Ross and the Sanilac County Circuit Court, including the disclosure of the victim’s address to her rapist, has become a subject of a new hearing on October 17.

UPDATE — A Michigan Supreme Court spokesperson is claiming that Judge Ross had no idea that Mirasolo is a convicted rapist. The order of joint custody has been put on hold until a new hearing on the matter.

Take note that Judge Ross has a seat on the bench of the same court, Sanilac County, where Mirasolo received a lesser sentence as part of a plea deal for the rape of the mother. Something doesn’t add up here. Is the judge saying he didn’t do his homework?

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  1. That absolutely sickens me. That judge should be jailed right alongside that rapist. That judge has the most perverse sense of justice I think I have ever witnessed. Heaven help the poor survivor and her child since the courts fucked up so badly

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