The Devastating Consequences
There are many reasons why false allegations need to be recognised by the powers that be, aside from the obvious Miscarriages of Justice that result in so many people being stolen from their families.
Once the allegation has been made, and sometimes not to the police, it could be friends, social media, workplace or even school, that person's life will never be the same again!
The childhood game of Chinese whispers commences, and the jungle drums start banging away.
I say the childhood game because, it is with great sadness I say it is affecting our children, unfortunately this is something I have first-hand knowledge of.
I have heard of allegations being made about teachers, just so children can get moved into a different class!
The allegation will spread like wildfire. This means that from that moment, there is the assumption of guilt, very few people will say “well they might not have done it”. This assumption will stay with the falsely accused for years to come, if not the rest of their life, regardless of an innocent or guilty verdict.
Many of these people will get a NFA (no further action) from the police, but it is too late, this poor person, and their family has had their life ruined. It can take a couple of years to get a NFA, all this time you will be seen as guilty, its back to that old,
“There’s no smoke without fire”
The first thing my son new about it was when he walked into school, he was 14 at the time, and was greeted by a very large group shouting lovely things like “Pedo” and “Nonce”, he was genuinely scared. I would love to say this is a one off, but this happens frequently up and down the country.
This was the end of any form of education for my son, over a year after he was NFA he started at collage, 3 weeks it took, and then it started again!
So, he is now 17 and still at home, where at least I can try and keep him safe.
The consequences for an adult who is NFA are life changing, unfortunately not in a good way. They will often lose their job, or at least end up suspended, therefore a loss of income, family and friends will often disown you, you could not be allowed to see your own children while “under investigation”.
For a teenager the bullying can become unbearable, and they can struggle to see a future, they have often lost their friends, they end up without an education and see very few prospects ahead of them.
Below are 7 news articles, all of which are devasting, as they are all people who have been directly affected by false allegations, the oldest being 78, and sadly the youngest only being 15.
All of them have reached such a desperate, tormented state, that they could not carry on, and tragically committed suicide.
The sad truth is, unless this “believe the victim” view taken by the police and the powers that be changes, there will be many more!
The teenager was found in dense woodland on Thursday after being missing for a month.
A 15-year-old boy, who was accused of asking to touch a girl’s breast at a sleepover, has hanged himself after he was vilified
ROSS Bullock, 38, from Redditch, Worcestershire, met his accuser in February 2015
Lovable rogue falsely accused of rape killed himself
Sixth form student Jay Cheshire, of Southampton, hanged himself near the family home in July 2015
The heartbroken mother of a 17-year-old boy who committed suicide after being falsely accused of rape
Fr Alan Griffin took his own life having spent a year under investigation over baseless allegations