Apparently, there's a new phenomenon going on and all men out there had better beware. It's called "paternity fraud" and what it basically deals with is when a women wrongly names the wrong man as a father for the purpose of forcing him to pay child support. In most cases paternity fraud involves single, poor women with a blase attitude to scheme even if it means lying to her child and poor, innocent men like Francisco Rodriguez:
Unfortunately, a radical feminist movement that has infected our courts and political correctness dictates that fathers must pay their child support obligations, even if they aren't the real dads. This liberal mindset has given rise to the welfare scam of the decade. Therefore, making it easy for any woman to go after a guy with a decent job and assure herself of legally-enforceable child support payments for the next 18 years. And there's little a guy can do as laws in many states make it difficult, if not impossible, for men to rid themselves of a child support order, even if they provide DNA evidence showing they are not the biological father. Even if the mother confesses that she lied. Sounds incredible, but it's an injustice that envelopes many thousands of men nationwide. Politicians are the only ones who can do something about this injustice because the idea of shopping for dads and getting away with it is just sick.
Rodriguez, who is married with two daughters and a son from his wife's previous marriage, is fighting for leniency. "It's not right. I'm not the father, " he said at a recent court hearing.
He says he knew nothing about the other girl until paperwork showed up about four years ago saying he was the father.
He now has DNA results that show the 15-year-old girl wasn't fathered by him. He even has an affidavit from the girl's mother -- a former girlfriend from 1990 -- saying he's "not the father" and asking that Rodriguez no longer be required to pay child support.
Yet the state of Florida is continuing to push him to pay $305 a month to support the girl, as well as the more than $10,000 already owed. He spent a night in jail because of his delinquent payments.