Judge criticizes DHS in child custody case

A Lamar County judge has criticized the Department of Human Services related to the custody of a 3-year-old child whose biological father is a registered sex offender.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that the biological father is 24 years older than the child’s mother. He was convicted for having sex with the mother when she was a minor and pleaded guilty to fondling her daughter from a previous relationship.

The woman allegedly has mental problems.