Bill limits child visitation rights of rapists

Mar 14 2013 - 12:13am


SALT LAKE CITY -- The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to limit the access of a rapist to any child conceived as a result of that act.

HB 152 now heads to Gov. Gary Herbert for consideration.

The measure closes a loophole that currently allows a court to grant rapists visitation with children conceived from an unlawful sex act. The bill also states a child conceived from a sexual offense may receive financial support from the convicted person's biological parents.


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