Lisa Gonzalez ‘very pleased' with outcome of custody hearing

Though some mystery surrounds just what happened Wednesday at a custody hearing involving a former Gainesville woman sent to prison for having sex with a 15-year-old, Lisa Gonzalez's lawyer said her client was "very pleased with the outcome."

The judge in Wednesday's hearing in Gilmer County issued a gag order, so information is scarce. A Fannin County Juvenile Court spokeswoman (where the motion was filed; the hearing was held in Gilmer to accommodate the judge) told the AJC she was not authorized to provide any details about Wednesday's hearing.

But Gonzalez attorney Kim Dymecki stressed her clients did not file any motions in Fannin County. Presumably, then, the action was requested by the former court-appointed guardians 4-year-old Skye Cobain.

Their custody was previously dissolved by a Douglas County judge, Dymecki said. She wouldn't say who has custody of Skye Cobain now.

The case traces back to Nov . 2005, when then 37-year-old Lisa Lynnette Clark married her teenage lover, taking advantage of a legal loophole that allowed a minor to marry without permission from a parent or guardian if the bride is pregnant. A day after the marriage, authorities in Hall County, where Clark and the teenager lived, issued a warrant for her arrest, charging her with child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

In March 2006, Clark pleaded guilty to statutory rape and spent 4-1/2 months in the Hall County Jail, where she gave birth to the couple's son, Skye Cobain Gonzalez. The baby was placed with temporary guardians.

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