Registered father prohibited from seeing son in NICU

Another story of a father prevented from visiting his young child in the hospital because the father is a registered sex offender. This story is from St. Louis, Missouri. The man was 19-years-old when the offense happened in 2004. The victim of the aggravated criminal sexual abuse was 13.  14 years later, he is aContinue reading “Registered father prohibited from seeing son in NICU”

The child brides of Missouri

The Kansas City Star has a series of articles about the prevalence of underage teenagers who get married — often to older spouses and sometimes to their rapist — in Missouri. Apparently, the Show-Me-State has the most lenient laws in the nation pertaining to 15-year-old brides, and the state is a destination for many seekingContinue reading “The child brides of Missouri”

Wisconsin registrant sues hospital that won’t let him visit son

Hopefully, this will spur changes in the hospital’s policy and maybe spur hospitals elsewhere with similar policies to rethink those harmful and exclusionary rules. Such policies punish families and do nothing to keep anyone safe. MILWAUKEE (AP) — A registered sex offender forbidden from visiting his severely ill 9-year-old son filed a lawsuit Friday againstContinue reading “Wisconsin registrant sues hospital that won’t let him visit son”