Being Falsely Accused of Child Sex Abuse
One of the questions that we are often asked is how do you prove that you are innocent if you have been accused of molesting a child. The problem is that in many cases you cannot prove a negative.
Unless specific dates and times were given and you can prove that you were elsewhere for those times, it is very difficult to prove your case. This is why you need the help of a professional.
We understand that if you have been falsely accused of sexual abuse, the emotional trauma that you are suffering is massive and that you need your name cleared desperately. You are the victim here.
What Can You Do
The first thing you should do is contact a specialist child molestation lawyer. They will advise you what to do.
The problem with this accusation is that it calls into question your very character and the basis of who you are. At the moment you will feel that the world is crashing in around you and you need all the help that you can get.
There are experimental techniques using brain scanning, whilst showing images of minors that can show you are not aroused by children. Your lawyer should make good use of this.
The flipside of this however is that if you are aroused by children but have not committed any offence against children then this assessment will go against you. So talk frankly with your lawyer about everything and be completely honest. -P
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
There have been cases where children have lied about their molestation, however this is usually the result of authority figures (parents, therapists, lawyers, police, etc) using leading questions when interviewing them. There are many well documented cases of innocent people going to jail for charges of child sexual abuse. If you are innocent then you are a victim and it is up to you and your lawyer to disprove the "evidence".
There are many who have been accused falsely of abuse for one reason or another, and once accused people will look at you as guilty until proven innocent. Unfortunately even when proven innocent you may still be looked at with questioning eyes.
Teachers and those who work with Children at Risk
There are more teachers being accused of child molestation than every before. Some guilty others not. In fact male teachers are dwindling from schools as they are the ones who are in a precarious position.
Remember in most peoples eyes, including the authorities you are Guilty Until Proven Innocent .
Many of the falsely accused people in the past, have been vindicated, even though it may have taken several years. Many others are in jail with no hope of ever being released.
How to Avoid False Accusation
The best way to avoid anyone falsely accusing you of child molestation is to not give them the opportunity. Never put yourself in a position where they can. Never be alone with a child that is not yours. If you work with children, keep your distance, whilst you need to console them, when they are young, don't be too familiar, and do it in view of others. Be careful that whatever you do, it can never be misconstrued.
If you are a teacher, don't be alone with a student in the classroom on your own. If no one else is around, step outside the classroom with the student, so you are in full view of everyone. Keep your office door, or class room door open when you are with a student.
Never become too friendly with students who are of an age where they can develop a "crush" on you. These teenagers are going through or are at the end of pubescents, their hormones are raging. They are developing sexually, so it is very unwise for both of your sakes to get overly friendly. Do not give them any cause to think you are flirting with them. Keep it on a professional level.