“There are so many utterly fabricated child sex abuse claims, especially in divorce cases, that any Freeper who gets on a jury involving such a claim should be very dubious before acceping it and voting guilty. Although true, that’s truly sad, because there are some genuine cases wher a real perv needs to go away.”
Yep, totally agree. It’s scary. One time my first kid got injured at home in a way that may have been perceived as child abuse...even though it wasn’t. Although not life-threatening, he was in a lot of pain and certainly could have used some medical attention. Too bad. In today’s society, you risk becoming a “case” and possibly losing your kid if you bring him in - in questionable circumstances (especially where I live), so we didn’t.
Had the pain persisted for another day or two, I would have split town and had the wife take him in, knowing that the mother is a lot less likely to be investigated than one of use abusing fathers. Luckily it went away and he was fine. He later got the same injury in school, but this time I could get him the needed medical attention and finally find out what the problem was.
It all worked out in the end, but it’s pretty nasty out there if you want to hang on to your kids, without having them become spoiled sexualized druggies learning philosophy in college (and then having a bunch of cats at age 40, if they’re girls).
Abuse charges, be they child or spousal, fall into the category - just as with IRS charges - where you are definitely guilty until proven innocent.