Woman whose rapist was granted joint custody of child speaks out

A local prosecutor and judge in Michigan are under fire for giving a convicted rapist joint legal custody of his victim’s eight-year-old son. Christopher Mirasolo pleaded guilty in 2008 to attempted third-degree criminal sexual assault. Last month, Sanilac District Judge Gregory Ross signed an order allowing Mirasolo joint custody rights of his victim’s child. It came after she applied for state aid.

The judge put the order on hold Tuesday after learning of Mirasolo’s background. A hearing is scheduled for this month. CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil spoke to the victim and her attorney about their effort to protect other rape victims from facing painful legal circumstances.

“I don’t understand why they thought they needed to give him joint legal custody. He was my rapist,” said Tiffany, who was 12 in 2008 when she says Mirasolo forced himself on her in an abandoned house near Detroit.

Now 21, she’s raising her 8-year-old

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