(05-11-2011, 04:25 PM)Shadow Wrote: Aww man that's so true Kreeper. I watched my favorite teacher ever accused of molestation, ruined his life. Friggin awesome amazing man, incredible teacher, loved teaching. Kid flips out in his class, Ross puts out his arm to stop the boy from running from the room, boy runs into his arm, lawsuit. Career gone, colleagues melt away, years of courts and lawyers ... He finally got an apology but no compensation and was too late anyways.
It happens all the time. Remember the daycare sexual abuse cases that were popping up all over the place back in the 80's? The one I remember most was the Little Rascals Day Care in NC. Accusations started flying and things started snowballing until seven people, including one that had absolutely nothing to do with the case, (She was in a custody battle with one of the police officers.) went to prison.Their lives were ruined and they spent years in prison awaiting trial. The owner of the daycare received twelve consecutive life sentences and spent nearly ten years in prison awaiting trial. A successful businessman and pro-golfer, his life was ruined because of a witch hunt. It turned out that it was all lies. The kids had been told by the prosecutors what to say.
Oh yeah, repressed memory therapy was used in this case. This was about the time that "therapy" started to really take off. Remember when Rosanne Barr received this therapy and claimed she had been sexually abused by her parents and every other member of her family stood against her and denied the charges? Turns out she was wrong too.
I have also known guys that were falsely accused of rape by stupid little teenage girls over things like jealousy.
These examples are exactly why I am so cautious in these charges. When true they deserve the most severe punishment. Unfortunately, these accusations are often used to further careers (prosecutors) and to seek revenge. It really is an injustice to the real victims of rape and abuse.
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