Sunday, December 11, 2005
An Iowa trial judge ruled this week that Dieter Erdelt, 67, should be given additional visitation with his 21-month old child born to Edna Schrock, 30, an Amish woman with whom he had an affair while working at his landscaping business. Edna Schrock had requested a reduced amount of visitation, citing concerns about the differences in culture her daughter will be exposed to. In a hearing, Edna Schrock said once Rachel left with Erdelt the girl would likely see televisions, radios and telephones --- things members of the Amish abstain from using. The judge rejected a request for joint physical custody. The case is expected to be appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Source: Jessica Miller, Courier Staff Writer, WCFCourier.com. For more information, please click here (last visited December 11, 2005, reo).