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Ruling by Michigan judge in custody case involving convicted sex offender held up

Ruling by Michigan judge in custody case involving convicted sex offender held up

SANILAC COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A ruling by a Michigan judge that prompted outrage across the country has been temporarily halted.

This comes after a judge in Michigan decided to grant a convicted rapist joint custody of his then-12-year-old victim's son.

On Tuesday, a judge essentially put the brakes on another' judge's decision that's caused so much anger and shock across the state and country.

As we reported just last evening, a Sanilac County judge had awarded Christopher Mirasolo, convicted of rape, joint custody of his 12-year-old victim's son.

Mirasolo was 18 when he kidnapped his victim in Brown City, Michigan. His victim later became pregnant, and DNA tests show Mirasolo is the father.

He served six months for child sex assault, and then faced that same charge two years later. Again to the shock of many, a judge recently awarded him joint custody of his son--something that infuriates Mirasolo's victim, who is now 21 years old.

“He was conceived in rape, but I don't look at it like that. He's my child, he's part of me, he's not part of him. I hope he never has any kind of rights to him at all,” she said.

A hearing is scheduled for next week, deciding whether or not Mirasolo will get custody of the 8-year-old.

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