The Illinois Court of Appeals ruled today that a former foster parent is the primary custodial parents of a child he allegedly fathered with his wife.
The court held that a foster parent’s custody of the child is “the sole legitimate custodial interest of the party.”
The ruling comes as a shock to many who thought the former foster father would not have to go to trial after all.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the father of two is accused of having a sexual relationship with his former foster daughter.
In addition, the former child support arrearages are a result of the sexual relationship between the father and the former girl.
According the Chicago Tribune, the mother of the former student, now 17, said the relationship with the father is “just a normal thing” and the mother does not know where she would go if she was forced to testify against her husband.
The judge in the case has not yet ruled on whether or not the former father will have to testify in his own defense.