An 11-year-old girl who threw a rock at a group of boys pelting her with water balloons is being prosecuted on serious assault charges in California.
Maribel Cuevas was arrested in April in a police operation which involved three police cars and a helicopter.
She has since spent five days in detention, in which she was granted one 30 minute visit by her parents, and has spent a month under house arrest.
Her lawyer accuses the authorities of criminalising childhood behaviour.
"They're treating her like a violent parole offender," Richard Beshwate said. "It's not a felony, it's an 11-year-old acting like an 11-year-old."
The girl is due back in court at the beginning of next month.