Assistant prosecutor in Michigan rape custody case no longer employed

Posted at 3:02 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 16:00:11-04

The Sanilac County assistant prosecutor involved with a controversial custody case with a woman and her convicted rapist is no longer employed at the prosecutor's office. 

In July, Eric G. Scott handled the paternity complaint and the filing of a consent judgment that granted parental rights to sex offender Christopher Mirasolo. 

He 'no longer has a relationship with the prosecutor's office,' said John Nevin, a spokesman for the state court administrator's office.

Judge Gregory Ross originally granted Mirasolo joint legal custody after DNA determined who the child's father was, according to the victim's attorney. A stay was issued shortly after the ruling.

Ross said he did not know of the rape before granted joint custody and said he relies on what is presented by the prosecutor.

Prosecutor Jim Young apologized for his part and said his office made a mistake not establishing who the mother and father were in the case.

The victim said the judge and prosecutor "need to go."