If you need further evidence that our justice system is complete &@*# up, read this. Christopher Mirasolo, 27, “allegedly” raped a 12-year-girl 9 years ago. She became pregnant and had the baby. Now, a judge has granted him parental visiting time and joint custody.
Two years after serving six and a half months of a measly 1-year plea bargained sentence, he was convicted of sexually assaulting another victim between the ages of 13 and 15. He served four years for the second offense.
The case, initially reported on “The Steve Gruber Show,” a Lansing-based radio program, is believed the first of its kind in Michigan and possibly the nation. According to the victim and Kiessling, it was prompted after the county surveyed the victim regarding child support she had received this past year.
“This is insane,” said Kiessling, who filed objections Friday with Ross. “Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated. He was never properly charged and should still be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the system is victimizing my client, who was a child herself when this all happened.”
Ross disclosed the rape victim’s address to Mirasolo and ordered Mirasolo’s name to be added to the child’s birth certificate — all without the victim’s consent or a hearing, according to Kiessling.
The mother, whose name has not been disclosed since she’s a sexual assault victim, spoke to the Detroit News about this insane development.
“I think this is all crazy,” she told The News. “They (officials) never explained anything to me. I was receiving about $260 a month in food stamps for me and my son and health insurance for him. I guess they were trying to see how to get some of the money back.”
Apparently, Judge Gregory S. Ross made the decision based upon a DNA test proving the child’s father was Mirasolo’s. That fact alone should make this case clear; 12-year-olds don’t get pregnant from “alleged” rapes. They get pregnant when they’re raped.
The victim’s lawyer is doing everything to prevent this travesty from becoming a reality. In the meantime, the victim is not allowed to move more than 100 miles away and must face her attacker by decree from the court. Judge Ross has no business being on the bench with decisions like this.
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In other words, DNA testing has reportedly demonstrated that Mirasolo is the child’s father, which means the boy was conceived when Mirasolo was 18, and his mother was just 12. He was charged and convicted for that offense, agreeing to a plea deal, and spending a mere six months behind bars. In 2010, according to the report, he was subsequently convicted of another sex crime against a victim somewhere from 13 to 15 years old.
Now 21, the victim said she was raped by Christopher Mirasolo. Her attorney said when the woman applied for state aid, Sanilac County assistant prosecutor Eric Scott filed a motion to establish paternity and collect child support.
As part of the custody change, Kiessling said her client was notified she couldn’t move more than 100 miles from where she lived when the case was filed without the court’s consent, and she had to “come home immediately or she would be held in contempt of court.”
Neither Ross nor Scott could be reached for comment by the Detroit News. Kiesseling said that Mirasolo held captive her client, her client’s then-13-year-old, and the girls’ friend at a vacant house. Facing a possible life sentence after his arrest, the defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He served six-and-a-half months of a one year sentence to take care of his sick mother, Kiessling said. Meanwhile, the victim chose to keep the baby.