Three young children caught playing doctor last year have unintentionally landed themselves, their families and some Grant County officials in a federal civil rights case sure to raise questions and outrage.
The parents of a 6-year-old boy who faced charges of first-degree sexual assault have sued Grant County officials who investigated and filed the juvenile petition. The charges came after a 5-year-old girl’s mother suspected that play had gone too far.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Madison, contends that officials violated the civil rights of the boy and his parents, and seeks damages and an injunction against Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker. The suit also names a sheriff’s deputy and social worker as defendants. None of them could be reached for comment late Thursday.
(…)Riniker wound up accusing D of first-degree sexual assault, as part of a juvenile court petition for protective services filed last November.
(…)More recently, Riniker has tried to coerce D’s parents into signing a consent decree by implying she will seek to remove the couple’s children from their custody, the suit says.
Disbar Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker!
And taking note of the Judge’s non-dismissal of the case and his comment:
But prosecutors are pushing the case forward anyway, and have told the family they are looking into labeling the boy a “sexual predator.” District Attorney Lisa Riniker says she doesn’t want to jail the boy, but rather get a judge to force the boy’s family to submit him to treatment. The family says he is already under treatment. “You’re going to have to prove a criminal act,” Circuit Court Judge Edward Leineweber warned. “If he was 2, would we be here?” But the judge refused to dismiss the case, noting that “Even the most immature 6-year-old could appreciate” the “concepts” involved in the case.
Get Circuit Court Judge Edward Leineweber out of the courtroom!
Because even the most immature adult understands and respects that a six-year-old does exactly and can exactly not at all have to care for the vicious delusionary mentality of the US courts!