ROSENBERG FLAGGED VISITATION BILL AFTER READING ABOUT RAPE CASE
The Senate president has asked the Judiciary Committee to fast-track legislation barring a parent convicted of rape from obtaining visitation or custody rights to a child conceived during the rape.
The issue, which was buried by the committee in study last session, gained additional attention in December when an Appeals Court judge ruled that a man who had pled guilty to statutory rape could not be denied the opportunity to seek visitation rights to the child conceived during a statutory rape, despite the mother's wishes.
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