Rape victim ordered to pay child support to alleged attacker

The teen became pregnant and had a daughter, who is now a teenager herself, the station said.

“Everyone assumed it [the pregnancy] was from a boyfriend, and I let them believe that,” Abelseth told the outlet.

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Barnes reportedly came back into the picture five years later when he found out the child might be his.

“When my daughter was five years old, he found out about her, and once he found out about her, he pursued custody and wanted to take her away from me,” Abelseth said, explaining that a DNA test proved with near certainty that he was the father.

“They granted him 50/50 custody despite the fact that [the child] was caused by rape.”

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