Judge riots after giving custody of kid to mom’s alleged rapist and overturns the decision

*A Louisiana judge was thrown into a frenzy after giving an alleged rapist full custody of his teenage daughter, who was separated from the women he had reportedly sexually assaulted.

We previously reported that the woman is speaking out after the man she claims raped her was awarded full custody of her teenage daughter. She was also asked to pay him child support.

Krista Abelseth said Sep that she met John Barnes at a bar in Louisiana in 2005 when she was 16 and he was 30. She claims Barnes offered to take her home, but instead took her to his apartment and raped her on his living room couch. The sexual assault resulted in a pregnancy.

When Abelseth found out about the child in 2011, he opted for custody and won. Earlier this year, Republican judge Jeffrey Cashe gave him custody of Abelseth’s 16-year-old daughter after Barnes complained that the mother had given the teenager a mobile phone without his permission. Abelseth was also ordered to pay her rapist’s child support.

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Abelseth took her story to the media, sparking both outrage and support. Judge Cashe found himself at the center of intense backlash over his handling of the case. He is said to have revised his decision on Tuesday after Abelseth went public with it her shocking custody battle with Barnes.

After a DNA test confirmed paternity, Barnes was initially awarded 50 percent custody. In 2015, Abelseth filed a complaint of simple rape. She waited so long to report because she didn’t know she had the opportunity. As noted by complexno one under the age of 17 can legally consent to sexual intercourse under Louisiana law

“I was young and didn’t know the law at the time. I thought I didn’t have time for this anymore,” she said. “I figured if I don’t do it right after it happened – like the next day – there’s nothing I can do about it […] I went to this trauma counselor and he said to me, ‘No, you have 30 years after you turn 18.’”

While the rape investigation is ongoing, law enforcement is refusing to take any action.

Louisiana officials are now being criticized by the public for their handling of the rape case.

She became pregnant at the age of 16 after being raped by a 30-year-old man. Years later, she is now being asked to pay him child support.

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On Tuesday, Judge Cashe Barnes temporarily suspended custody of the teenager, who is now in the care of a guardian. There were allegations that he abused the daughter before he was awarded custody.

“I want the public to know that we lost the ball in 2015,” Tangipahoa Township Sheriff Daniel Edwards told WBRZ. “It was an accident and not a conspiracy. I’m sorry for Crysta that this happened. But I want the public to know that this was not a willful continued failure.”

The judge is expected to make a decision on custody during a July 15 hearing.

It’s unclear if Barnes will be charged with statutory rape in the 2005 incident.

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