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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Grandma Tells It Like It Is

From The Miami (Fla.) Herald of Jan. 5, 2006:

It wasn't his child, but court says he must pay

A former Broward County man has been ordered to continue to pay child support for a child he did not father. He said his wife cheated on him; she denies it.


Richard Parker said he never suspected that his wife had been cheating on him when she got pregnant seven years ago.

When the Hollywood couple divorced in 2001, he agreed to pay her $1,200 a month in child support.

But less than two years later, when his son was 5, he says he learned the awful truth: The boy he had raised as his own wasn't his.


"When kids are all really little, they all look the same," said Parker, a man of Irish and Italian ancestry. He said that both he and his son have dark hair, and that the boy has dark eyes shaped like his mother's.

But when his child was 5, his girlfriend's 90-year-old grandmother looked at a photo his father was carrying and told him that the child was certainly not his.


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