In re Interest of C., E., A., and H.

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In re Interest of C., E., A., and H.

Caselaw No.
83-164; 216 Neb. 70, 341 N.W.2d 605
Filed on
Friday, December 23, 1983


Summary: Termination of parental rights was appropriate when the evidence demonstrated that the father engaged in sexual acts with the children and suffered from pedophilia, with no reasonable prospect of curing within a reasonable time. An amended petition was filed in county court in Lincoln County, Nebraska alleging that H.N. was an unfit parent due to debauchery, use of intoxicating liquor, and lascivious behavior, which is seriously detrimental to the health, morals, and well-being of the children, C., E., A., and H. N.H has been convicted of and is incarcerated for first degree sexual battery against his children and the neighbors. The county court terminated his parental rights and the district court affirmed. The Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed. N.H. alleged a number of errors on appeal, including what evidence was properly submitted. The Court did not consider the issues because regardless of the admissibility of the evidence challenged, there was clear and convincing evidence N.H. is an unfit parent. The evidence demonstrates that N.H. engaged in sexual acts with his children and suffers from pedophilia for which there is no reasonable prospect he will be cured within a reasonable time.