Child-sex weirdo Lisa Riniker just won’t let up

For anyone who doesn’t know, Grant County, Wisconsin, District Attorney Lisa Riniker has some serious issues with sexuality — specifically child sexuality — and more specifically yet, in believing that 6-year-olds who play “doctor” qualify as sex offenders. (See previous articles: 1) Agitator set to bestow coveted title of “Worst Prosecutor of the Year”; 2) Boy, 6, caught playing doctor, is accused of sex assault; 3) Parents of 6-year-old charged with rape, file suit against Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker, detective James E. Kopp, and others; and 4) Full text of lawsuit against DA Lisa Riniker, alleging violations of 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments).

In the Fall of 2010, three children, ages 5 and 6, a brother & sister and their friend, “D,” were playing “Doctor.”

Shocked yet?

Well, let’s continue.

While all childhood sexuality experts agree that such games are “normal childhood behavior,” when Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker got word of this crime, a little something special inside her psyche compelled her to seek felony charges.

Indeed, according to the whopping lawsuit against Riniker, she “determined that the behavior was felonious” and then single out “D” for a Class B Felony, namely “1st Degree Sexual Assault.”

In her opposition to efforts by D’s attorney to have the felony charge dismissed because D is, well, six years old, for fuckssake, now-defendant-district-attorney Riniker wrote : “The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing.”

Is Riniker psychotic, you ask?

In answer, we say: there’s more! Up until she was sued, according to D’s attorneys, Rinker’s office was addressing and sending mail to 6 year-old D, rather than to his parents — letters in which Riniker’s office refers to the 6 year-old not by his first name but as “Mr._____”

“Furthermore,” notes the lawsuit, Riniker, “sends or causes to be sent to the 6 year-old paperwork that tells him that he could go to jail if he does not show-up for court.”

Well, perhaps because she finally realized that her ass was going to be handed to her, and because she was apparently able to bully the family involved, the Wisconsin State Journal now reports that the case against D “could be dismissed in six months under an agreement between the boy’s parents and the district attorney that requires the child to participate in counseling.”

The Journal also reiterates

Experts in child sexual behavior have said such sexual exploration or play is normal for children that age, calling it completely outside accepted medical practice to characterize a 6-year-old’s actions as sexual assault.

Yes, although these same experts would likely agree it is Riniker, not D, who needs counseling, the already-“legally”-traumatized D now has to see shrink because he played “doctor”–and because, more to the point, he lives under the jurisdiction of the child-sexuality-freakshows District Attorney Lisa Riniker.

It’s also important to note Riniker’s prurient poetic license with facts of the case. According to court documents, reports The Journal, the girl playing with D “told her mother they were playing ‘butt doctor’ and told authorities the boy only touched her on the outside of her body.” Riniker, however, ignoring the child’s statement, and perhaps hoping for something juicier, submitted to the court that “the boy had sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 12,” accusing him of “committing the delinquent act of first-degree sexual assault.”

Also thanks to Riniker and her magnanimous decision to let the 6-year-old plea-bargain his way out of his felony offense.

A consent decree approved July 22 by Iowa County Circuit Court Judge William Dyke requires the boy to participate in counseling. The family also will have in-home meetings with a counselor twice a month.

In addition, the family must participate in therapy if the boy’s counselor finds it necessary, and complete an assessment and case plan and follow through with goals and recommendations.

Read the rest at the Journal. Or better, just read the full text of lawsuit against DA Lisa Riniker, alleging violations of 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments



Sandy Cullen. “6-year-old who was accused of sexual assault will get counseling.” Wisconsin State Journal . August 02, 2011.


Lawsuit against DA Lisa Riniker