A sex offender has reportedly been granted joint legal custody of a boy he fathered nearly a decade ago when he allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl.
A Sanilac County, Mich., Circuit judge awarded custody to 27-year-old Christopher Mirasolo after paternity tests found he was the father, the attorney for the boy's 21-year-old mother told The Detroit News.
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Attorney Rebecca Kiessling said Mirasolo was 18 when he raped and threatened to kill her client in September 2008, according to that report.
“She, her 13-year-old sister and a friend all slipped out of their house one night to meet a boy and the boy’s older friend, Mirasolo, showed up and asked if they wanted to go for a ride,” Kiessling told the newspaper. “They thought they were going to McDonald’s or somewhere.
Instead, Kiessling said, Mirasolo drove them to a vacant home where he held them captive for two days before setting the older sister free.
Mirasolo, who was arrested a month after the assault, was sentenced to one year in jail for the offense even though guidelines called for a sentence no shorter than 25 years. Then, in March 2010, Mirasolo sexually assaulted another minor -- and received a four-year sentence.
A hearing on the matter is set for Oct. 25.
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