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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 11:27 AM
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72. There are people who have been unjustly accused of child molestation
I'm always bothered by accounts of people convicted of a sex crime and serving prison time, and it turns out they were falsely accused by brain-washed young children. Little kids are susceptible to suggested memories, and also lie because they don't understand the consequences.

I just saw a story on MSNBC where a man was in prison for over 20 years, and the children who testified against him later told the truth, that he was innocent. The now-grown children said they lied out of fear because they were threatened by the social workers and police with being taken away from their families.

What if someone were put to death because of a young child's unreliable testimony? That sends shivers up my spine.

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