Letters to the Editor
September 13, 2018
SB 134 becomes law
To the Editor:
SB 134 becomes law this week. This law will allow a victim of rape crimes the right to petition the courts from allowing the perpetrator the ability to seek custody of a child conceived illegally. The legislature enacted this law in response to a situation that originated here in Petersburg almost nine years ago. Nearly all states and the Federal Government now have laws that prohibit or limit the rights of sex offenders from being awarded custody against the wishes of the victimized parent.
Two months ago in Juneau the now retired Judge Louis Menendez devi...