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Old 29th August 2007, 05:06 PM   #1
Dave
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New Zealand Sex convictions drop below 50 per cent

According to this story, alleged sex offenders now have more than 50% chance of getting off. It has been suggested that "law changes might be needed to make it easier to convict alleged sex offenders".

Overall the article promotes the fear that sex offenders are "getting away with it" more often.

Well, that's one way of looking at it. Another possibility might be that we are seeing an alarming increase in false allegations that are quite rightly dismissed by the courts. Not once did the story above address that possibility.

I have previously mentioned how I was once falsely accused of rape, hence my wish that the incidence of false accusations will one day get some media coverage. Any media coverage. Please someone, point out that a lot of men are falsely accused of sexual misconduct and have their lives ruined as a result.

[Edit: Please note that I said possibility. I did not say that this is what is happening, I said it's another possibility. The point is that we need to analyse these statistics correctly to understand what they are telling us. If there are in fact more false accusations being made, then that's an issue that should be addressed.]
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