Brandon Parsons is a young Marine who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. On January 22, 2013, San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack ruled that Brandon Parsons will have to continue paying child support for another twelve years for another man’s child.
His reason is that Brandon Parsons did not file his request for an order for DNA paternity testing of the child, Ashton Parsons, and the mother, Crystal Parsons, until two years after the child’s birth. Because of this delay, Brandon will have to continue paying child support for another twelve years for another man’s child.
Brandon is currently required to pay $1,377 per month, approximately one-third of his income
On April 22, 2005, Crystal told me that she had not seen her period and that she was pregnant. I was somewhat surprised at this statement since it was only 17 days since April 5, the only day on which we had made love.
I asked her how many men she had slept with while I was on deployment. When she did not answer at first I asked her if it had been more than 2 men and she nodded her head indicating “yes.” I asked her if it was more than 5 and again she nodded her head indicating “yes.” I asked if it was more than 7 men she had slept with. This time she screamed at me that she did not know how many. After she calmed down she told me that in March 2005 she discovered she was pregnant and told her mother. She said that her mother told her that military spouse benefits were excellent and she should remember that she did not have insurance coverage for the hospital bills.
17. I then understood that when she slept with me for the first time on April 5, 2005 she already knew that she was pregnant, and when she told me on April 21, 2005 that she was pregnant, she knew that I was not the father of her child. It was all lies and I fell for them and married her on June 18, 2005. She admitted to me that her mother had encouraged her to marry me for the benefits.
When they came into the waiting room Ashton came over to me and was talking to me when Crystal’s mother came and grabbed him and pulled him away telling him not to talk to me because I was a stranger now. She also began calling me names. I asked her to please stop cursing at me before the child. This made her really angry and she looked right in my eyes and told me that I should have died in Iraq like I was supposed to do.