Thursday, January 28, 2016

Supreme Court Hears Custody Case Involving Registered Sex Offender

The Nebraska Supreme Court will have the final say in a custody dispute involving a registered sex offender.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the story.

Backstory first: A mother with custody of two young girls marries a man convicted of sexually assaulting a former stepdaughter. The father of the two girls asks the court to give him the kids and remove his children from what he calls a high-risk environment. State law says a parent who lives with a sex offender convicted of assaulting a minor shall not be granted custody, unless the court finds there is “no significant risk to the child.” Both the trial judge and the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled in the mother’s favor and left the girls in the home, ultimately finding the girls were not at significant risk.
Read the rest of the report here.




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