You know they say karma is a bitch. I hope, for her sake, she doesn't find out the hard way...
So an 11 year old didn't tell the truth under oath ?
There's a reason that the word of younger children is discounted in court by default, and almost always requires significant supporting evidence. Its easy for them to be pressured into saying what they think one of the adults involved wants to hear, especially in a divorced situation where she's especially fearful of upsetting someone in authority.
Let's get to the real problem... why was her father convicted if all it took to get him released was reversing the testimony of a child that should have little legal weight in the first place ?
Last edited by v2prwsmb45yhuq3wj23vpjk; 2012-11-23 at 08:29 AM.
I don't see what remains to be proven. Rape victims fear not being taken seriously. Consequences for not being taken seriously make that worse. Such as the afor mentioned "rape false accusators" crap.
Rape is the only crime where the man is considered 'guilty until proven innocent', such a life-runing experience when a vindictive woman decides to pull the r-card. Even more amazing, if they do get caught in their lie, they get off scott free! What other crime can you falsely report and not get in any trouble over?
I mean what's the flip side of doing nothing? It's saying "if you make a false accusation, you can get away with it". To me that's just as bad as someone not speaking up because they don't understand the law. In all honesty, I'm not concerned about "making examples" or "preventing this or that". What the kid did was wrong, and it deserves SOME sort of punishment. There is no justice if a person can be put away under false charges and no one pays for it.
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