Ohio bill would block parental rights of rapists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would let rape victims
request that a court terminate or deny offenders’ parental rights over a
child conceived as a result of an attack.
The proposal was scheduled for an Ohio Senate vote on Wednesday. If it passes, it would go to the House
for consideration.
Under the legislation, the denial of parental rights wouldn’t relieve the attacker of any debts owed to
the parent or the child.
Supporters say the bill will protect rape victims and their children.
A
similar measure was introduced last year by two Democrats. Their bill
came after Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro asked for permission to
visit with the 6-year-old daughter he fathered with one of the three
women he raped and held captive for years. The judge denied the request.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would let rape victims
request that a court terminate or deny offenders’ parental rights over a
child conceived as a result of an attack.
The proposal was scheduled for an Ohio Senate vote on Wednesday. If it passes, it would go to the House
for consideration.
Under the legislation, the denial of parental rights wouldn’t relieve the attacker of any debts owed to
the parent or the child.
Supporters say the bill will protect rape victims and their children.
A
similar measure was introduced last year by two Democrats. Their bill
came after Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro asked for permission to
visit with the 6-year-old daughter he fathered with one of the three
women he raped and held captive for years. The judge denied the request.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.