Article Rebuttal

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ARTICLE REBUTTAL
Rachel Bailey
BCOM/275
September 10, 2013
Vialet Rayne

The article that I decided to dispute is about a victim who has to pay child support to the aggressor. According to the article, a 15 year-old boy who was raped by a 34 year-old women is now being subpoenaed to pay child support. Thirty-four year-old, Linda Kazinsky, repeatedly raped the now 19 year-old Jeremy Steen on a weekly basis for 3 years. After Steen alerted police, Linda Kazinsky was arrested and charged with statutory rape and false imprisonment. After Kazinsky was released for serving her time in the Nebraska’s state prison system she was able to regain custody of her child that had been a ward of the state for the first thirteen months of it’s life until Kazinky’s sister was able to gain custody. Soon after Kazinky filed for government assistance which later granted Jeremy Steen with a subpoena to appear in court for child support. During the child support hearing Jeremy was ordered to pay $475 a month as well as to having to pay $23,000 in back child support. I decided to dispute this article because it seems so injustice to charge someone to pay for a child that was conceived through sexual assault. It seems unreal to me that this poor teenage boy was seduced by this women that is twice his age. The women could have done it to get pregnant in the first place. Maybe that was her intention. The poor boy didn’t even get a say in weather he approved of her having the baby since it wasn’t consensual in the first place. For women who becoming pregnant through rape have a choice on weather or not they get to choose to have that child or not. Weather people agree or disagree women still have the right to choose to have the child or not and that is the biggest debate with abortion in the federal system. Why can’t the same rights be done for boys who are raped by older women?…...

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