HB 204

2013 KY General Assembly
4:19 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Rapists Couldn't Seek Child Custody from Victims Under Kentucky House Bill

Keene file victim protection bill.
Credit Rae Hodge

 Women who produce children as a result of rape would not be obligated to share parental rights with their rapist under legislation filed Tuesday in the Kentucky House.

Kentucky, along with 34 other states, allows rapists to take their victims to court and seek these rights. 

Rep. Dennis Keene, who is sponsoring the bill, called the allowance a "loophole in Kentucky law." 

"I've got two daughters," said Keene, a Democrat from Wilder. "I wouldn't want any human being to go through that."

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