Michigan, War on Women — October 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

VICTORY! Judge who awarded serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim stays order

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Hallelujah

This afternoon, Sanilac Probate Judge Gregory S. Ross, the man who awarded joint custody to a serial child rapist with the woman he raped when she was 12 years old, reversed his decision and stayed his order and ordered a new hearing next week:

A Sanilac County judge Tuesday stayed his controversial ruling granting a convicted rapist joint custody rights to a child born of his sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl and ordered a special hearing next week. […]

Mirasolo didn’t initiate the legal action, which came after the boy’s mother was surveyed by the county about financial aid she was receiving for her son and named Mirasolo as the father. […]

Ross scheduled a hearing for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 on objections being raised by the victim’s attorney, Rebecca Kiessling.

I have argued, as have others, that Ross’s initial action was illegal under Michigan law which explicitly forbids judges from doing what he did. Perhaps Ross realized this.

While this is a victory for now, it’s really only a partial victory and doesn’t leave Ross off the hook. It’s clear he has no business being on the bench. His judgment is too questionable for him to be judging others. If you are interested in filing a grievance with the Judicial Tenure Commission to have Ross fired from his job, you can learn how to do that HERE.

UPDATE: An important update to this story is HERE. It’s beginning to look like the most evil player in this sad drama is the County Prosecutor James V. Young.

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  • Susan

    This is good but a lot of damage has already been done. The judge gave the rapist the address and phone number of the victim. So she will be living in fear. This monster will be able to figure out where the child attends school. He will be able to call and harass his victim or show up at her door.
    The judge should have to pay, out of his own pocket, to relocate her and get her a new phone. He should have to arrange a restraining order.
    He can’t unring the bell!

  • Laurie Longo

    Appellate attorney here – There are several excellent social activist child custody appellate attorneys in Michigan if an appeal turns out to be necessary – attorneys Anne Argiroff and Scott Bassett are two that come to mind immediately! The University of Michigan also has a law clinic available for issues like this. This ruling should not be allowed to stand.

  • Shannon Sescoe

    She should skip town with her kid and never come back to Michigan. Or hide the child with some relatives and do the jail time because in no way this is right.

    • Concerned Parent

      She was already living in Florida-the judge ordered her to return to Michigan.

    • R Ann Kev

      She should not be forced to go into hiding- that is like putting her and the child in prison for being a victim

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