I have been told a very strange thing by the lawyer assigned to represent my children. My 5 year old son was attacked by a special needs child of a friend of my ex-wifes. By technical specifications this was 3rd degree sexual assault. The lawyer for my children who should be protecting their interests has said that one needs to prove "sexual intent" on the part of the perpetrator. If the act that was committed was sexual in nature, but the special needs 8 year old child does not understand what he was doing, how could there be an onus on the victim to prove "Sexual Intent" .