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Dirk Wants Custody of His Child

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Report: Nowitzki wants sole custody

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has filed for sole custody of his ex-girlfriend's unborn baby, if it's proven he is the father, according to a petition filed last week in a Dallas County courthouse, the Beaumont Enterprise reported Thursday.

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Crystal Taylor was arrested May 6 at Nowitzki's Dallas home on a warrant out of Jefferson County on a theft of services charge. She was served with Nowitzki's petition to adjudicate parentage at the Jefferson County jail Monday, the Enterprise reported.

Neither Nowitzki nor Taylor are identified by name in the court documents, the Enterprise reported. The petitioner is identified as "D.N.," a resident of Dallas County and Taylor as "C.T.''

Taylor's lawyer, Scott Renick, told the Enterprise his client told him about the documents, which were filed June 12 in the 330th District Court of Dallas County by Katherine A. Kinser of the law firm, Kinser and Bates.

"We have to determine the best options, legally, to protect her rights and those rights of her unborn child,'' Renick told the Enterprise. "Our only focus in this case is to ensure the laws of the state of Texas are complied with to protect any and all rights Taylor has in delivery [of the baby] and her rights as a mother."

Taylor is accused of failing to pay for $11,000 worth of dental work in December 2004. She was indicted on the charge in 2006.

Taylor's trial date has been set for July 27. She also faces a 2000 probation violation charge in Missouri.

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