According to reports, an 18-year-old named Christopher allegedly abducted a 12-year-old girl named Tiffany and took her to an abandoned house, where she was subjected to a horrific ordeal of se*xual assault for two days. Prosecutors revealed that the child became pregnant as a result.
Unfortunately, her assailant received only a six-month jail sentence initially. However, nine years later, a judge made a new ruling that left the victim screaming in horror and disbelief.
As described by the victim’s attorney, Rebeca, the incident unfolded when Tiffany, her 13-year-old sister, and a friend sneaked out of their house one night to meet a boy. Instead, Christopher, the older friend of the boy, showed up and offered them a ride.
They believed they were heading to McDonald’s or somewhere similar. Little did they know, he disposed of their cellphones, drove to another city to steal gas, and returned to keep them captive for two days in a vacant house near a relative. Eventually, he released the older sister in a park but threatened to kill them if they told anyone about the ordeal. Christopher was arrested a month later, and Tiffany was found to be pregnant, told People.
Despite the potential life sentence or a minimum of 25 years for such an assault, the defendant struck a plea deal with the Prosecutor’s Office. He pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal se*xual conduct and was sentenced to only one year in the county jail. However, he served just six and a half months before being released early to care for his ill mother.
Rebeca revealed that Tiffany and her family were told that first-time se*xual offenders were not sent to prison due to concerns of worsening their behavior. However, Christopher should have been kept incarcerated, as he later proved by committing another se*xual assault, this time on a 14-year-old victim.
Unfortunately, he served only four years for this second offense. The nightmare continued for Tiffany when she applied for state aid and was told that if she did not disclose her father’s identity, she would lose her benefits. But things took a turn for the worse when she named Christopher.
Not only was her rapist given her address, but the court also ordered his name to be added to the child’s birth certificate, granting Christopher joint legal custody. Judge Ross made this decision based on DNA testing confirming paternity. Christopher, a convicted se*x offender who had raped Tiffany nine years prior, was awarded parenting time and joint legal custody of the now-8-year-old boy.
Rebeca filed objections, seeking protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act. It is important to note that this custody case was initiated by the court and not the biological father. Christopher’s attorney, Barbara, confirmed that he was notified of the paternity matter, and an order of filiation was issued, granting him joint legal custody and visitation privileges.
However, Supreme Court spokesman Nevin later announced that Judge Ross was unaware of Christopher’s two criminal se*xual conduct convictions, including one involving the same woman. The judge has since rescinded the controversial order, but Christopher is still obligated to pay child support.