But on to more immediate concerns -- namely, the criminal court case. Cinefra waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which means the case is automatically moved up to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, where the case will most likely be resolved via plea, or, if Cinefra is feeling lucky (or suicidal, perhaps, in chancing what may be a decades-long sentence), a trial.
So what does his attorney, Patrick Thomassey, say to the court of public opinion?
“We have a lot of things to sort out down the road,” Thomassey said. “There is no doubt the young lady instigated the relationship.”
Patrick Thomassey is a very experienced and very smart lawyer. What's the thinking behind his saying something which seems, at first blush, is rather stupid?