Bill would let rape victims terminate assailants' parental rights
Legislation has been introduced that would allow victims of sexual assault to be able to terminate the parental rights of their rapists. Currently, Guam law only allows the termination of parental rights in cases of abandonment, neglect, or a parent's mental deficiency.
Bill 162, introduced by Sen. Mary Torres would make it law so that a woman who is raped and a has a child a result can terminate that parent-child relationship if the father is found by clear and convincing evidence to have committed the sexual assault.
The senator said no woman should live in fear of her child being taken away by her attacker and no victim should be forced to endure the trauma of seeing her assailant on a regular basis, right now there's no law from stopping that nightmare from happening. She says her bill closes this legal loophole.