Joint custody hearing today for Michigan man convicted of rape

Posted at 6:19 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 13:43:49-04

A custody hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Sanilac County for a convicted rapist, originally given joint custody of his victim's child.


A judge in Sanilac County originally awarded 27-year-old Christopher Mirasolo joint legal custody after DNA testing determined who was the child's father, according to the victim's attorney. A stay was issued shortly after the ruling.

In 2008, Tiffany said she was 12 years old when she and her sister snuck out of the house to meet up with a friend. 

She said things went bad after they went for a ride with the friend's 18-year-old uncle.

"On the way back home, he threw out our cell phones," she said. "That's when we knew something was wrong."

Tiffany said Christopher Mirasolo took her and another girl to an abandoned house outside of Brown City where she said they were held against their will for two days with no food or water. 

"When I found out I was pregnant, I was scared," she said.

Tiffany's attorney Rebecca Kiessling said Mirasolo served six and a half months in jail for attempted first degree criminal sexual conduct. 

Less than two years later, he was convicted of a second rape and served time in prison.

"I feel like if he would've got what he was supposed to, this would've never happened," Tiffany said.

Kiessling questioned how Mirasolo only served six and a half months from what should've been 25 years to life.

"I think that there needs to be an investigation into how that happened because another girl was raped as a result," she said.

Mirasolo's attorney says Tiffany and her client had a consensual relationship, even though Michigan law says it's statutory rape.