In 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Kansas v Hendricks (US S. Ct. No. 95-1649, decided June 23, 1997), ruled that involuntary civil confinement is acceptable if a State “doctor” determines a person has pedophile tendencies, and the State shows by a preponderance of the evidence that an individual MIGHT be a danger to society. We can only pray that the Supreme Court will revisit this case via a different constitutional issue and strike down this dangerous precedent. We are in a battle that we must keep fighting. We can only fight onward, and hope that the trend toward rationality in these policies will return. There is hope, and YOU CAN PREVAIL!
The numbers of false and unsubstantiated allegations of abuse and neglect continues to grow. There were 2.9 million reports of child abuse in 1996. 2/3 of those reports were “unfounded”. The 2:1 ratio is ignored by most Courts, politicians and media because it is not a politically-correct concern. It is my opinion that society does not care about the abuse of process, lack of accountability, or destruction of innocent children and families traumatized by false allegations, because the general public has been hyped into irrationality concerning child abuse allegations due to "child-saver" advocates, politicians and the media perpetuating fear and misinformation.
I have learned many important lessons about ourselves, the system, and the fight. You must actively participate in the fight to prove your innocence. YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. Don’t be naive and sit back thinking, “The truth will come out.” The truth will not see the light of day, unless you force it.
In a murder case, you have a dead body. In a robbery, you usually have an armed assailant and items are stolen. In most cases of false allegations of child abuse, the child was not abused – no crime was committed. That is, until after the allegation was made and the “child-savers” got involved. You’re in a position of proving a negative, i.e., how do you prove you did not do anything remotely resembling what you are accused of? Nevertheless, you must try to prove the negative the best you are able – and it can be done!
Educate yourself about the system. The system is not there to help or protect you. It is there to prosecute you, and it represents the irrational mood of the general public regarding allegations of child abuse. You cannot win all by yourself. Enlist your family, friends, and others to help you fight.
Win or lose, I hope you will be there to help others who are falsely accused after your immediate situation/experience is over, and that you will financially support those who are selflessly fighting to bring rationality back into the system.