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A Woman Raped by Ex Is Forced to Pay Spousal Support!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/victim-ordered-pay-attacker-spousal-support/story?id=14876268#.TrV6PF-otuN

 

By Todd Spitzer: I represent crime victims in courts of law and fight to ensure that they get every conceivable right enforced because of the revictimization that occurs throughout our system.  The ex-husband goes off to prison, but she is forced to pay his support after he is convicted of raping her.  That's a loophole in the law that needs closing?  The Judge should have said "no way" to the ex-husband and forced him to appeal.

 

The Legislature needs to step on the gas and fix this with an urgency measure that becomes law immediately upon the signature of the Governor.  Get ready to write your letters to Sacramento!

 

 

 

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