Judge halts order giving rapist joint custody of child conceived in the crime

SANDUSKY, Mich. — A Michigan district court judge stayed his order Tuesday granting a rapist joint custody and parenting time as father of an 8-year-old boy after the judge learned details of the case.

The original problem? Apparently a standardized form, said Rebecca Kiessling of Rochester Hills, Mich., the lawyer for the boy’s mother. Kiessling also is co-founder of the group Hope After Rape Conception.

The boy’s mother had requested welfare benefits, according to a statement from the Sanilac County Prosecutor’s Office. To qualify for payments, she had to file a paternity complaint with the prosecutor’s office, which she did July 28.

“This young woman … completed and signed a paternity

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