Falsely accusing someone of molesting a child can ruin a person's life - they could lose their family, their house, maybe even their freedom if they are found guilty somehow. Is falsely accusing someone of molesting children just as bad as someone actually molesting them? Either way, a life can be ruined. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Is someone who would falsely accuse someone of being a child molester just as bad as a child molester?
Falsely accusing someone of molesting a child can ruin a person`s life - they could lose their family, their house, maybe even their freedom if they are found guilty somehow. Is falsely accusing someone of molesting children just as bad as someone actually molesting them? Either way, a life can be ruined.


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15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 3:52:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know, they might have had good intentions... A child molester has ruined a child's life, knows the consequences, and is a criminal.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 3:55:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not if they had reason to believe it...good intentions, as the person above said. However it's different if someone was falsely accusing just to be spiteful...although still not as bad as a child molester.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 4:33:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I'm talking about just to make money or get even with someone - definitely not people with good intentions!
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 4:35:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if the one accusing the person did it in a malicious way. Otherwise, it's just an accident with good intentions, like Lazorfish said
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 7:31:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.
There's at least one other question out there like this but about rape, and I feel the same way on that one:
While a person making a false claim makes it more difficult for real victims' credibility, the actual crime is worse.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 7:35:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ruining someone's reputation in this way is extremely vile and can ruin the person's life. Anybody remember the McMartin Preschool scandal? Those people were accused of all sorts of horrible acts they never committed. IIRC, it led at least one person to suicide.

I don't know if it's as bad as being a molester, but it's close.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 7:49:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they purposefully accused them to either get money or just to be vengeful for some reason or another while knowing the accused didn't do anything, then the accuser is pretty damn awful.

If they had good reason to believe the accused committed a crime, then it's understandable.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 9:53:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, because someone who is sick enough to do such a thing to children, is far worse than someone's opinion on whether they are a child molester or not.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 11:25:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, being ignorant doesn't make one sick.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/29/07 - 1:45:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2007 9:53:22 PM psyndrone wrote:
No, because someone who is sick enough to do such a thing to children, is far worse than someone's opinion on whether they are a child molester or not.

That's what i had tried to say lol :)

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/31/07 - 7:02:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. They're worse. No matter how much the accuser retracts their lie, the accused will never have a normal life again.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/31/07 - 8:35:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, I don't know about worse, but it's definitely a horrible thing to do. That is, assuming the accuser acted out of spite or some other malicious intent rather than actually mistaking the person for a child molester.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/6/07 - 9:44:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
no, how is accusing somebody of it as bad as actually doing it?? if somebody accuses me of it, i know its not true, and if people want to believe the accuser, thats their choice, but its not even close to as bad as actually molesting a child. a child molestor deserves to be locked up and someone who accuses someone of child molestation just needs to think before they talk.
15 yrs ago - Sunday 4/29/07 - 11:02:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. Some people do get carried away and go over board with the whole child molestor thing, but put yourself in thier shoes...if you thought someone was molesting your child, would you just let it go? I hope not. I think people who suspect molestation of a child, and do nothing about it, is just as bad doing it themselves.
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/8/07 - 7:07:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they are just as bad. I think it really can destroy a person's life if they have been accused of mollesting children. They might not able to find work, relationship, friends etc because nobody wants to be around a child mollester.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/18/07 - 12:59:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, they are not at all bad. Just because you are being cautious of suspicious activities does not make you a bad person. This is why we have a court system, if someone is accused of a crime they are given a fair chance to prove that they are innocent. If they are, well then the falsely accused is therefore not harmed in anyway due to the fact that evidence showed that they are innocent and they can go on with their normal lives. I think someone who doesn't accuse someone of a crime can be constituted as a worst person who accused wrongly. I say this is because we never know whats going on "behind closed doors" and yes privacy is privacy, but when other's lives are being endangered is where we need to draw the lines. It's better to accuse and be wrong then not accuse someone and not know if you are right or wrong plain and simple. When i someday have a child and i suspect someone is doing something to him/her YOU DA** RIGHT IM GONNA CALL THEM OUT ON IT!
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/3/07 - 8:06:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thye are both stealing away someone's life (not in the literal sense)



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