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November 16, 2023

Art. 1004.1. Petition for termination of parental rights; child conceived as a result of a sex offense

At any time, including prior to or during an adoption proceeding, when a child is conceived as the result of the conviction or commission of a sex offense as defined in R.S. 15:541, the victim of the sex offense may petition to terminate the rights of the perpetrator of the sex offense. Termination shall result in the loss of all parental rights of the perpetrator regarding the child, including any rights to custody, visitation, and contact, as well as any right to intervene in such action. The termination shall not affect the inheritance rights of the child. The perpetrator shall be cast in judgment for all court costs.