Prosecutor who handled Michigan convicted rapist custody case fired

Eric Scott failed to inform judge about rape

By Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter, Amber Ainsworth

SANILAC COUNTY, Mich. - The assistant prosecutor who was handling a custody case related to a man who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl was fired Friday.

A judge awarded joint legal custody to convicted rapist Christopher Mirasolo earlier this month.

READ: Convicted rapist in Michigan awarded joint custody‚Äč, victim's lawyer says

Judge Gregory Ross said Tuesday that he was unaware that the child in the custody case was the result of a rape because the prosecutor did not tell him.

Ross reversed his ruling and Sanilac County Assistant Prosecutor Eric Scott was fired.

READ: Michigan judge reverses own ruling, denies child custody to convicted rapist

Rebecca Kiessling, who represents the 21-year-old mother in the paternity case, said she was "absolutely thrilled" when she heard Scott was fired.

"He was horrible the way he treated me. I tried to settle this matter. He saw no problem giving custody to a two-time sex offender," Kiessling said.

She said her client, Tiffany, was happy with the outcome. Still, Kiessling believes that the chief prosecutor, James Young, should have known Scott's character.

"Eric Scott was his representative; it was his chief prosecutor. He should have known his character," she said 

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