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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:26 AM
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6 year old charged with felony sex assualt
thats right a 6 year old has been charged with a felony for playing doctor with a 5 yr old girl..
the kids parents are suing the DA in federal court seeking 12m in damages
http://www.channel3000.com/news/29827742/detail.html
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:29 AM
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1. Some prosecutors as demented
as the people they prosecute.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:36 AM
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4. MORE so
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:30 AM
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2. Unbelievable.
"The lawsuit also alleges the charges were brought because the 5-year-old is the daughter of a high-ranking official in Grant County."

One "high-ranking official" needs to be out of a job and one crooked DA needs to face jail time.

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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:34 AM
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3. They're all going to look really stupid before this one is over
especially those "high ranking official" idiot parents.
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:36 AM
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5. its high time we limit
a prosecutors power.. in addition any prosecutor who repeatedly convicts people later proven innocent should have to serve as much time in jail as those she convicts
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Maine_Nurse Donating Member (688 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:38 AM
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6. I hope they win.
The poor kid has had medical procedures that required rectal exams. Of course he thought it was "normal" for a doctor to do. I can understand a school being concerned and asking questions. I can understand police investigating the facts. I can't understand how a DA, after seeing the facts, could file charges against a child so young he has no idea he did anything wrong and for who a rectal exam is "normal". Damned DA should be charged with criminal douchebaggery and fired.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:42 AM
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7. +1
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:43 AM
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8. Huh?
:wtf:
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dballance Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:49 AM
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9. Is this from The Onion? It's too stupid to be real
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 11:52 AM by dballance
I'm not a psychologist but isn't normal for kids that age to start being curious about the bodies of other children? That's when they start going to kindergarten and meeting different people. Boys start to recognize girls are different.

I can't believe a DA would even consider this as a case or a grand jury would indict. A 6-year-old is completely incompetent to understand the consequences of their actions. Otherwise they wouldn't steal all those cookies or write on the walls with crayon.

I hope the judge excoriates them all - especially the parents who are obviously well-connected.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:56 AM
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10. That DA has way too much time and money on his hands.



And that stigmatized child may likely need counseling after the stupid tempest in a teapot dies down.

So the suit for $12 Mill should balance out OK since the DA has that much time and money to spare.



RWingnuts don't surprise me any more. :shrug:



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Quartermass Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:58 AM
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11. If I were a judge I'd throw this case out of court and put that idiot
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 11:58 AM by Quartermass
prosecutor in jail for any reason I can think of, and keep him there.

Holy f-bomb.

I wish this kind of paranoia over children would stop. But things always have to get worse before they get better.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:00 PM
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12. I knew an 8 year old girl who was raped by an 8 year old boy
There was penetration.

Don't think kids can't be guilty of sexual assault. It indeed does happen.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:28 PM
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14. They may perform the act


just as they can steal and murder and drive cars.

But can the behavior of a child this young be felonious? Can you prove a child this young can form criminal intent or did the child act with a child's known and legally recognized lack of knowledge, reason and impulse control?


When a human is a minor - especially this young - it would be difficult to prove the child had adequate intellectual ability - comparable to that of an adult in the same circumstances - to discern right from wrong. And that's just the first hurdle in this case.

The child needs help, but the prosecutor is obviously making an "example" out of this child.






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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:32 PM
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16. No I absolutely don't agree they should be charged with felonies
I just know it's not impossible, as some seem to believe.

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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:31 PM
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15. In this case, the little girl said the boy touched her butt (with his hand). That was it.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:34 PM
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17. This is obviously an abuse of authority and a ridiculous case
But we shouldn't generalize that kids can't commit sexual assaults. That's all I was trying to say. Sorry if it wasn't clear enough.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:47 PM
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19. I don't think anyone believes underage children are incapable of the essential act.
But in order to be a functional society, we have to give a certain amount of leeway to children on a lot of things, maybe not everything, but definately a lot more than we should give fully grown, mentally capable adults. Children discovering their sexuality is a natural process and a lot of them, of course, start discovering it before they're ready to handle it responsibly.

Now in the case of your story, when one child forces another child to do something sexual, thats a violent act, whether it was sexual or not. Whenever children engage in violence, they definately need to be confronted and attended to and, at a certain age, should undergo some consequences (humane ones of course).
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:01 PM
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13. ???
:wtf: That prosecutor needs to be chucked into a loony bin. That or jail.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:41 PM
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18. this is truly loony
The entire premise of age of consent laws is that a child is not capable of understanding the consequences of their actions in sexual matters. But no one - absolutely no one - would claim a six year old is capable of understanding the consequences of their actions. This is insane. The prosecutor should be in jail and registered as predator. Because this a predatory abuse of a small child.
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