Not all pedophiles are guilty. Many countries believe in the guilty until proven innocent act. Throughout history, mistakes and errors were made. 10 of those cost the reputation of the following individuals.
1. Michael Jackson:
In 2005, Jackson was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in hopes to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his Neverland Ranch. The prosecutor was a boy who Jackson cared for, Gavin Arvizo. After a bittering trial, Jackson was found not guilty on all 14 charges. No concrete facts were found, stories did not add up and the mother wagging her finger at the jury made people rethink her motive.
2. Tonya Craft:
This former kindergarten teacher in the state of Georgia was accused of molesting 3 young girls, ages 8 and 9. In 2010, the jury found her not guilty on all 22 counts, including child molestation, sexual battery and aggravated child molestation charges. The stories again did not add up as one victim admitted to lying. There were also no visible signs of sexual abuse in victims.
3. Tuburelo Medina:
Lina Medina was the youngest mother to every give birth at age 5. Her father was arrested on suspicion of rape and incest, but was later released due to lack of evidence. The father of the baby is still unknown. What is speculated is the festivities which occur in the Andes where large orgies do tape place and rape is common.
4. 1986 case:
A defendant in the US was convicted of first degree sexual assault. He was to serve 2 life sentences for his crimes. In 2001, he was released after his daughter admitted to lying about her father molesting her. This lie caused the man 14 years of his freedom.
5. Meredith Maran’s father:
At 37, Maran lied about her father molesting her. She even wrote a book titled My Lie: A true Story of False Memory. She blames the feminist movement in the 1970s and 1980s for instilling the thoughts in her head. She had dreams and nightmares which made her think that the molestation was real.
6. Dale Akki:
Akki is a developmentally delayed man whose wife was a volunteer baby sitter at Faith Chapel in Spring Valley, California. He was accused of molesting a young girl who told her mother that Akki showed her his penis. After interviewing other kids, Akki was accused of killing animals and sucking their blood out in from of the children. He was eventually found not guilty.
7. Julian & Tali Wendrow:
These parents have an autistic child. The child is non-verbal and uses a facilitator communicator to speak. The facilitation communicator made a number of errors, accusing the parents of child molestation. After extensive studies done with and without the facilitator, the results proved insufficient.
8. James Elstad:
He was a police officer who in 1992 was accused of child molestation charges in Martensville day care centre. In 2006, the charges were found to be bogus.
9. Edward Revesz:
This police officer, along with Elstad was arrested on child molestation charges in Martensville day care centre. He was also found innocent.
10. Former foster couple:
A former foster couple in Saskatchewan was accused of abusing 3 foster children under their care. That turned out to be false and ended with charges being dropped.