Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing."Needless to say, the girl was not charged. So, we have now arrived at that interesting state of affairs where adult women are not held responsible for anything they do, but a 6-year old boy can be a sex offender. It would appear the next logical step will be charging little boys who are molested by adult women with sexual assault.
The lawsuit says that once he turns 18, he will be listed as a sex offender.
This is the predictable consequence of white knighting as applied to the criminal code. And this also serves as a reason why you should never give into the white knight's mindset, even in the most seemingly harmless of scenarios.