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Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Emily K. v. Luis J.
Citation:997 N.Y.S.2d 510 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
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Respondent and Petitioner’s daughter have been classmates since kindergarten and began a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship in the fifth grade that continued on and off through eighth grade. By sixth grade, Respondent was texting or calling daughter 5-10 times daily and became jealous, controlling, and isolating. The respondent and daughter had some sexual contact in sixth grade. Respondent and daughter did not date for most of seventh grade, but began talking again later and met twice at respondent’s request in the eighth grade. Respondent and daughter engaged in oral sex and then later sexual intercourse. Daughter testified that she asked Respondent to stop, and at first he complied but then continued. The daughter distanced herself from respondent after these events and reported them to Petitioner after she began having suicidal thoughts.
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