Convicted rapist awarded joint custody of child born after assault

Posted at 7:23 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 19:23:54-04

There’s outrage over a Michigan judge's decision granting a convicted sex offender parental rights to a child born as a result of raping the child's mother.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Mirasolo was awarded joint custody of the 8-year-old boy he fathered by sexually assaulting a then 12-year-old girl.

Sanilac County Judge Gregory Ross made the decision late last month, after DNA testing established the child's paternity.

The now 21-year-old victim's attorney is seeking protection for both the woman and her child under the federal rape survivor child custody act.