Sexual Abuse Allegations

Few allegations are treated with more scorn or a “guilty until proven innocent” mentality that allegations of sexual assault, rape, or other sex abuse. This is especially true if the allegations involve child victims.

Unfortunately, the vindictive, malicious ex-partner’s of the world are not beyond using sexual abuse allegations in an effort to totally destroy their target, even if it means using children in their efforts. Sadly, children are then run through a battery of invasive examinations and tests which undoubtedly will affect them psychologically for some time to come.

Things to remember:

  • Police, prosecutors, investigators, judges, juries – people in general – are more inclined to believe and be sympathetic towards the person making the allegations without question. This is especially true if the alleged victim is a woman or a child.
  • People will be inclined to rush to judge the target of the false allegations long before there is one shred of evidence or one word of questioning.
  • False accusers don’t often just “pop off” with their allegation. It is more likely that it will be planned, perhaps even well-planned.  Semen and pubic hair can be easily planted.  Scenes can be staged.  Children can be coached, and even be abused by the person making the allegations to make evidence on the body to support their allegations.

The most important suggestion that we can make to you is this – the instant that you become aware of the false allegations As soon as you hear about the allegations, DENY THEM immediately and then stop talking about anything to anyone except your very good criminal defense attorney who clearly believes you.

Not openly and vociferously crying out to the world in your own defense will be very difficult. But remember this, “anything you say can and will be used against you…” You will begin to hear people will start by saying, we know they are lying, don’t talk. Talk to someone you trust to find a good lawyer who believes you. Press for investigations against the “accuser.”

Of utmost importance for the defense in a court of law is understanding that the burden of proof belongs to the accuser. As a defendant, you don’t have to prove anything other than the prosecution failing to prove their case. Should you have undeniable proof of your innocence – use it to your advantage. If you lack proof demonstrating your innocence, make very sure that the prosecution’s failure to prove their case is exposed to the jury. You must create the required “reasonable doubt” that would compel them to acquit you.

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