of humanity, and one of the reasons people hate lawyers:
A 6-year-old Grant County boy has been accused of first-degree sexual assault after playing “doctor” with two 5-year-old friends. Now, a federal lawsuit has been filed against the prosecutor, who attorneys said is trying to force the boy to admit guilt.
In justification for the charge, Riniker is quoted in the lawsuit saying “the Legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute … the legislature did no such thing.”
So... just like federal prosecutors shouldn't be held responsible for violating the law unless a judge SPECIFICALLY orders them to obey it, the legislature can't expect prosecutors like Riniker to use whatever brain they have in some intelligent manner.