(BARBADOS TODAY) – Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Friday lashed out at mothers who deprive the fathers of their children visiting rights after their relationships turn sour.
Child visitation rights are at the centre of a case against America visitor Jared Michael Eisenberger, who pleaded guilty early this week to assault and criminal damage.
The child’s mother, who is also his wife, explained that he was not allowed to see the child due to his “ attitude . . .and background”.
“I didn’t know about [his background] before as it was an arranged marriage,” explained the woman, who revealed that she was 20 or 21 when she tied the knot with Eisenberger.
“Stop preventing the men from seeing their children [because] of whatever is happening between you and the child,” the magistrate stated.
However, the woman said that the child was afraid of her father after she heard a voice note that he had sent to her.