Further, the New Testament is clear that Christians are to obey the laws of their governing authorities (Romans 13). Not only is rape morally wrong; it is also wrong according to the laws of the land. As such, anyone who would commit this crime should expect to pay the consequences, including arrest and imprisonment.
To the victims of rape, we must offer much care and compassion. God’s Word often speaks about helping those in need and in vulnerable situations. Christians should model the love and compassion of Christ by assisting victims of rape in any way possible.
People are responsible for the sins they commit, including rape. However, no one is beyond the grace of God. Even to those who have committed the vilest of sins, God can extend forgiveness if they repent and turn from their evil ways (1 John 1:9). This does not remove the need for punishment according to the law, but it can offer hope and the way to a new life.
A man who raped a 12-year-old has been awarded joint custody of her child despite being convicted of her rape and another sexual assault on a child.
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The convicted rapist assaulted the girl nine years ago and she subsequently became pregnant.
A judge has given Christopher Mirasolo, 27, parenting time and joint legal custody of the eight-year-old boy after a paternity test found he was the father.
Since his conviction for the rape in 2008, Mirasolo, from Brown City, Michigan, has been convicted of another child sex assault, for which he served four years in prison.
As reported by The Detroit News, the victim is now 21-years-old and her attorney, Rebecca Kiessling, is seeking protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act to halt his access.
The custody was granted by Judge Gregory S Ross and Mirasolo was given the victim’s address and his name added to the birth certificate, without the victim’s consent.
“This is insane,” said Ms Kiessling, who filed objections on Friday with the judge. “Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated.
“He was never properly charged and should still be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the system is victimising my client, who was a child herself when this all happened.”
The matters ordered by the court will be taken up at a hearing later this month.
According to Ms Kiessling, Mirarsolo forcibly raped and threatened to kill her client in September 2008.
Mirasolo was found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to one year in jail, but only served six and half months.
In March 2010, Mirasolo committed another offence on a victim aged between 13 and 15 years olf which he served four years in prison for.
“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,” said Kiessling.
“They thought they were going to McDonald’s or somewhere.
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“Instead, he tossed their cellphones away, drove to Detroit where he stole gas from a station and then drove back to Sanilac County, where he kept them captive for two days in a vacant house near a relative, finally releasing the older sister in a park.
“He threatened to kill them if they told anyone what happened.”
Mirasolo was arrested a month later, she said, when her client was pregnant.
The victim decided to keep the child as she did not want the “baby to be a victim too” and left school to live with relatives and worked to support herself.
He was sentenced to one year in prison but only served six and half months before early release to care for his sick mother.
In March 2010, Mirasolo committed a sex assault on a victim between the age of 13 and 15-years-old. He served four years with this second offence.
Barbara Yockey, Mirasolo’s attorney, said it is unclear what her client’s future involvement, if any, will be with the eight-year-old boy and declined to discuss any of his past criminal cases.Source
Judge was unaware he gave joint custody to father accused of raping the then-12-year-old mother
A Michigan judge says he was not aware he had awarded joint legal custody of a boy to a father accused of raping the boy’s mother when she was 12.
Judge Gregory Ross of Sanilac County thought he was ruling in a routine paternity case when he awarded joint legal custody to 27-year-old Christopher Mirasolo, MLive.com, the Associated Press and the Detroit News report. A DNA test had shown Mirasolo was the boy’s father.
Ross was merely told that “this person is the father, this person is the child and the father agrees to pay child support,” said Michigan Supreme Court spokesman John Nevin in an interview with MLive.com. The prosecutor’s office had presented the case without any mention of Mirasolo’s sex offender status or the accusations against him, Nevin said. Mirasolo had pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the case.
Mirasolo’s lawyer, Barbara Yockey, has said he was not seeking custody of the child. The child-support case was brought by the prosecutor’s office after the mother—now 21, according to MLive.com—sought state assistance.
Ross has stayed his ruling and ordered a special hearing to consider objections by the mother’s lawyer, Rebecca Kiessling. In a court filing, Kiessling alleges Mirasolo had “forcibly raped and threatened to kill the child’s mother.”
That allegation was never proven in court. Instead, Mirasolo pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sexual assault in the 2008 case, according to Yockey. Third-degree criminal sexual assault is a statutory rape charge, Yockey says.
Mirasolo also pleaded no contest to third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in another case involving accusations by another underage girl in 2010, USA Today previously reported. Press coverage has differed on her age; one report said she was 15 and another said she was 14. Source
The term rape culture refers to an environment in which the prevailing social attitudes normalize or trivialize sexual assault and abuse. History is replete with evidences that human civilizations as a whole have been dominated by a rape culture. Rape is still sometimes the means by which conquering armies or terror organizations display their victories. Whether the victim is male or female, rape has the power to demean and degrade a person in a way that other forms of abuse do not. Rape violates that very sacred part of human sexuality that was designed by God to be a private love offering to a spouse (Mark 10:7–8). The act of rape strips a victim of dignity and self-worth, leaving soul wounds that linger long after the body heals. What God intends for good, Satan intends for evil, and when Satan twists and perverts God’s greatest gifts, the devastation is overwhelming.
In recent years the term rape culture has been applied to what some see as increasing incidents of sexual assault, followed by apathetic responses from law enforcement and society as a whole. While both rapists and victims can be male or female, the use of the term rape culture usually focuses on the problem of a male perpetrator forcing a female into a sexual act against her will. In a rape culture, the value of a woman and her purity are seen as commodities to be obtained by any man who can take them, with little fear of repercussions. In some nations today, rape culture is considered acceptable, and any woman claiming to be raped is viewed as the villain. The rape victim is often executed or imprisoned for “enticing” a man. That kind of society is clearly a “rape culture.”
It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.
Like Joseph and Daniel of the Old Testament who served secular kings, we are called to serve everyone and help them fulfill their divine destiny. Jesus made it clear that people who want to lead or be great must be the servants of all. Serving is the way of leadership in the kingdom.
Forcing our way onto the world is not great leadership. Some accuse us of doing this very thing because we speak up on moral issues. It is important that we speak up on issues, but it’s also equally important that we love everyone no matter their persuasions.
Someday Jesus will rule the world; in the meantime, we should just serve well and let our good works speak of our Father who loves everyone.
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