Legal Information: Kentucky
Updated: September 21, 2017
If my child was conceived from sexual assault, can the offender get custody or visitation?
It depends. If the offender was convicted of a felony offense related to rape/sexual assault that caused you to conceive your child, the offender cannot get custody or visitation rights (or the right of to inherit any money with respect to that child) unless you specifically request the judge to order visitation rights. The offender will still have to pay child support, however, unless you do not want it.1
1 KY ST §§ 405.028; 403.322
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