In this video a Lawyer asserts that a man who got raped, by law, still has to pay child support to the child conceived from the rape. He also mentions that the man could demand the money back from the rapist, but if she can't pay he is out of luck.

I have doubts about this claim because it seems to go against the common sense and morality of most people. I would expect the state to pay in this case. I suspect that this case may be handled differently in practice, then in the law theory. For example, the mother could be deemed unable to raise a child, which could free the rape victim from having to pay child support.

closed as off-topic by Avery, Jamiec Sep 21 '18 at 13:15

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    @Lichtbringer The question needs to be self contained. So you should add that link and a summary of the linked article. Furthermore, you should add why you think the claim might be untrue - what are you sceptical about. And finally: why did you tag the question with Germany when the case in your link is from the USA? – Arsak Sep 21 '18 at 13:36
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    This may be much better off in Law.SE since there's not really anything to be skeptical about. Also, your notable claim needs to be in the question, not a google search in the comments. Remember that google results look different for different people because of their search algorithm. – DenisS Sep 21 '18 at 13:44
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    @Lichtbringer In addition to Marzipanherz comment, Skeptics SE is for challenging specific claims; follow-on questions like "Does this happen a lot?" or "What happens in cases like this in Germany?" are off-topic. They might be better addressed to Law SE. Also minor English comment: I think you mean "in practice" rather than "in the praxis". – Paul Johnson Sep 21 '18 at 13:45
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    I've edited it a bit, but even then the video is in German and we can't confirm what he is saying. I still don't think we can open it. Really thinking this should be migrated. – DenisS Sep 21 '18 at 16:36
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    I think this should either go in Law SE if you want to know the exact legal situation in Germany or other countries, or Politics SE if you want to ask why this is and whether it ought to be changed. – Paul Johnson Sep 22 '18 at 11:01

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