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May 18, 2022

36-6-102. Rape; child conceived; custody or visitation rights; rights of inheritance

(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who has been convicted of aggravated rape pursuant to § 39-13-502, rape pursuant to § 39-13-503, rape of a child pursuant to § 39-13-522, aggravated statutory rape pursuant to § 39-13-506, or statutory rape by an authority figure pursuant to § 39-13-532, from which crime a child was conceived shall not have custody or visitation rights, or the rights of inheritance with respect to that child.

(2) A person who is originally charged with an offense listed in subdivision (a)(1), but is convicted of or pleads guilty or no contest to a lesser included offense, from which crime a child was conceived shall not have custody or visitation rights, or the rights of inheritance with respect to that child.

(b) The other parent of the child may waive the protection afforded under subsection (a) regarding visitation and request that the court grant reasonable visitation rights with the child if paternity has been acknowledged.(c) Unless waived by the other parent and, if contributing toward support of the child, the department of human services, a court shall establish a child support obligation against the father of the child pursuant to chapter 5, part 1 of this title.

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