In Ohio, when a custodial parent seeks child support from a non-custodial parent, the government collects evidence of parentage.
Evidence such as DNA test results, photos of the parents and child, current residence addresses of the parents and child, etc.
And the government produces the evidence to both the custodial and non-custodial parents.
An Ohio prison inmate reportedly received such a packet about his child and the custodial parent.
The inmate was incarcerated for allegedly raping the custodial parent, who was described as a “young girl” at the time of the incident in 2003.
The girl and her family are traumatized that the inmate came into possession of her current photo and residence address. Frightened, she reportedly moved.
Her family questions the logic of sending photos and addresses when DNA tests pretty much tell the whole story.
Now the girl’s family is filing suit against the county to instigate changes in its potentially dangerous procedures.