Sex offender laws in this country are insane. This is just one small, minor story of what happens every day, when men’s lives are ruined on the accusation of emotionally damaged children or paranoid social workers / psychologists who think all men are child predators.
Laws have to change before this stops happening. Trust me — it could happen to YOU when you least expect it.
And there is no such thing as “innocent until proven guilty”. Quite the opposite. You think this man’s entire life won’t be changed forever, by friends and family ALWAYS wondering if he DID sexually abuse his son or other children? Of course it has been altered permanently.
False accusations destroy lives every day. Your vote at the ballot box against ridiculous sex offender laws and outrageous sentencing is the only thing that will turn things around.
When I was politically active, we fought against these Gestapo agents tooth and nail.
At one meeting, I even got an ‘agent’ to admit that “86% of the cases we act on prove to be unfounded...but we feel it needs to done for the safety of the children.”
I replied: “So, in the dept’s mind, it's okay to traumatize, to forever kill a child's feeling of security with his parents, to, in plain English, abuse children of innocent families to the tune of 86%, rather than investigate further to eliminate at least some of these unjustified actions?”
She looked at me with a blank, robot face and answered: “Well, yes.”