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    Default Today's Dr. Phil - child support and rape (of the father)

    The debate is not the specific case on Dr. Phil, but the topic in general. On the show today was a young man who alleges his ex-girlfriend raped him. The act left her pregnant. He believes he shouldn't have to pay child support because of the rape.

    Do you think this is a valid argument? Let's assume that the pregnancy did result from rape. What obligations, if any, does the father have to his biological child?

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    If it indeed is from an act of rape then he should not be responsible for child support. Just as I feel that a woman who is raped should not have to bear the responsibility of that child.
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    agreed, and he should have reported it when it happened, whether they believe it or not. Because this country is very biased against men in this area
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    no he shouldn't have to pay, but unfortunately how does he prove this?
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    Is there a police report?

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    I went to the dr. phil website and he says that he told the girl he called the police a bit later, but no mention of any report or what he told the police
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    Unfortunately, I believe that unless he filed a police report immediately following the rape, he should have to pay child support. I tend to think that if the father of the child was indeed actually raped, ejaculation, and therefore the conception of the child, would have been unlikely. I also think that many men will go to great lengths to get out of paying child support, even it it means lying about being raped.

    I know my opinion won't be a popular one, but hey, there it is.

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    Well, I was under the assumption he filed a police report. If he didn't then well he doesn't have anything legal to stand on. A man that is raped can still ejaculate. It's a biological process. Doesn't mean he wanted it to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica1980 View Post
    Well, I was under the assumption he filed a police report. If he didn't then well he doesn't have anything legal to stand on. A man that is raped can still ejaculate. It's a biological process. Doesn't mean he wanted it to happen.

    Yep. If he didn't immediately report it to the police I don't believe that he has a leg to stand on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica1980 View Post
    Well, I was under the assumption he filed a police report. If he didn't then well he doesn't have anything legal to stand on. A man that is raped can still ejaculate. It's a biological process. Doesn't mean he wanted it to happen.
    If I remember right, he waited a while. As such, they denied his CS claim of rape.

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