Tennessee Code Title 36. Domestic Relations § 36-6-102

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), any person who has been convicted of aggravated rape pursuant to § 39-13-502 , rape pursuant to § 39-13-503 , or rape of a child pursuant to § 39-13-522 , from which crime a child was conceived shall not have custody or visitation rights, or the rights of inheritance with respect to that child.

(b) The other parent of the child may waive the protection afforded under subsection (a) regarding visitation and request that the court grant reasonable visitation rights with the child if paternity has been acknowledged.

(c) Unless waived by the other parent and, if contributing toward support of the child, the department of human services, a court shall establish a child support obligation against the father of the child pursuant to chapter 5, part 1 of this title.

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