Man seeks child support reimbursement for child that is not his
Andrea Dearden Jul. 21, 2011, 1:35am
A Madison County man wants to be reimbursed for child support and healthcare benefits he allegedly paid for a child that is not his.
Gerald Krug filed a lawsuit July 5 in Madison County Circuit Court Family Division against Anita Dawn Bogle and David Lofink.
According to the complaint, Krug and Bogle were married in 1984 and had two children. They divorced in 1993 but maintained a sexual relationship, according to Krug, that he believed to be monogamous.
During their divorce proceedings, Krug claims Bogle told him she was pregnant with his child. Krug says he and Bogle remarried in 1994 but divorced a second time in 1999. A court order issued at the time of the divorce required Krug to pay child support and medical benefits for three children along with half of his retirement benefits.
In December 2007, Krug says he was told he was not the biological father of Bogle's third child. He says his ex-wife told him the child was conceived with Loflink. Krug says he used a home DNA kit in February 2008 to test if he was the father of the boy. He alleges the results returned negative. However, despite his multiple requests, Krug says Bogle has refused a court-approved DNA test.
Krug is asking to stop all child support payments and be awarded damages in excess of $180,000 as reimbursement for the child support and medical benefits paid since the child's birth. Krug also asks to that Loflink be named the father, imposing all responsibilities onto him.
Krug is represented by attorney Steven C. Mandlman of Clayton, Mo.
Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-653