Court Cases Of Jamie Melendez And Mirasolo

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II. The Cases of Jamie Melendez and Christopher Mirasolo A) Course of Events In 2009, a man named Jaime Melendez (nineteen at that time) raped a fourteen year old high school student, who is mentioned as H.T. in court documents, several times in the victim’s house in Massachusetts. The victim has conceived a child in one of these horrifying incidents and gave birth to a baby girl in 2010. After entering a guilty plea in 2011 and sentenced to sixteen years probation, Thomas Mcguire (Norfolk Superior Court Judge) ruled Melendez to go to the family court, which ordered Melendez to pay the mother an estimated 110 dolars for child support on a weekly basis. This agreement went smoothly until Melendez filed a petition with the Family Court arguing …show more content…

The boy, Christopher Mirosolo captured them for two days and then he released the older sister in a park. He was arrested a month later when the little girl became pregnant and a baby boy was born on June 10, 2009. He served jail time in a county jail for six and a half months and got out to take care of his sick mother even though he was sentenced to one year. The charge is a first-degree felony in Michigan, but Mirasolo instead received a plea deal from the Sanilac County Prosecutor's Office for attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct (http://www.bbc.com/news). In 2010, he assaulted another victim and he was jailed for four years. He got released in March 2012 and is a registered sex offender. In 2014, his lawyer filed a case after the victim has started to receive child support from the state for having parental rights of the boy who is 8 now. His lawyer argued at the court that he will be a responsible adult for society if he is with a minor. The lawyer of the victim, Ms Kiessling, said that the case is a violation of the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act (The law, championed by the Obama administration in 2015, gave states access to more funding for victims of sexual assault if they allowed courts to terminate the parental rights of an individual found to have committed rape against another person that resulted in the

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