Case asks: Can a 6-year-old commit sexual assault?

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Grant County authorities have accused a 6-year-old boy of first-degree sexual assault of a child for allegedly playing "doctor" with a 5-year-old girl in September. The case, which is plowing new legal ground in Wisconsin, calls into question when a child's act can be considered criminal - particularly when it involves behavior some experts say is normal for children that age - and who makes that determination.

source: Article 'Case asks: Can a 6-year-old commit sexual assault?' by Sandy Cullen; host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_c13c6a62-72b8-11e0-8659-001cc4c03286.html; Wisconsin State Journal; 1 May 2011