A New Jersey father was denied visitation rights to his child after the courtâ€™s learned that he was a registered and convicted sex offender, as reported by the Courier-Post in a March 13th, 2013 news article.
The father originally pleaded guilty to multiple offenses involving having sexual intercourse with minor girls under the age of 16. The child in the visitation dispute was a child that was born to one of his victims.Â In that case, the father original pleaded guilty but sought to withdraw it in order to obtain custody and visitation rights. The court found that the father was not allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in that case. They further noted that the father had several guilty pleas on his record, some dating back to 1996
The father further argued that he was not informed of the risk and backlash that would result as a result of his guilty pleas. Under New Jersey law, any guilty plea to a sexual criminal act will result in the party being subjected to Meganâ€™s Law restrictions and lifetime community supervision. These restrictions include court monitoring and restricting child custody and visitation rights for the personâ€™s lifetime.
The court ruled to uphold these restrictions, finding it was not in the best interest of the child to have contact with the father. The court noted in their 12 page ruling that a father who was convicted for having child pornography should not have involvement with any children. Â The father is currently serving a prison sentence for his child porn conviction, as well as other charges against him.Â He will be eligible for parole in four years.
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