My 13 Year Old Son Was Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault On A Minor
oct. 9th, 2010. We spent the evening at our friends house and had dinner and made cookies. This was not unusual for us to be at one anothers house at least once a month and most months, more than once. My husband and I are 47 and 43 with 3 sons: ages 15, 13 and 12 at the time. My friends kids were a 4yr. old girl (turning 5 in Nov.) and my godson, who had just turned 2. Mom (32, Dad 30) was also pregnant with baby #3 due in Dec. My youngest was not there that night. 13 yr. old LOVED the babies. Not just these babies. ALL babies. Whenever we were anywhere with little cousins, little siblings, whatever, he's always the one to say he'll watch them, play with them, sit at thier table, etc. We got home after the 30 min. drive home and I get a call from the Mom stating that her daughter has said that my 13 yr. has "touched" her on her privates. I ask my son, he says of course no, and goes to bed crying not knowing why she said that. A year later, and sticking with the same story that nothing happened that night, we finally have a hearing on the 18th of Octoer at which our lawyer is going to ask to have the charges dismissed. The printed evidence statements from the 4yr. old are all over the place..."they live in a pink house. you have to take an airplane to get to our house. It happened in 6 different rooms in the house and that it had happened over ten times". Her stement ends with her claiming that my son is 17 years old and lives next door. They have a 17 year old boy who lives next door and they have neighborhood and block parties all of the time. But my son is the one being charged with this. Wrongly. He has never changed his story. Has offered to take a ploygraph. And in fact the detective who interviewed my son, put in the report that he didn't the accused understood the severity of what he was accused of becasue he was so calm though the inerview. Well, duh. he was calm becasue he didn't do it. I was the one crying b/c I couldn't believe my son was being put thru this.! I've gained 20 this past year, I chew my nails now and I don't care if I work out or not. My husband is angry at everyone and everything all of thime and my poor son just can't believe he's been accused of this. My other two sons have paid the price tooo. I lost my best friend in this but more than that my son will pay for most of his life questioning everything he ever does. there is a ton more to this stroy regarding emotions, the father of the "victim", how this is handled at school while my son is on bond, who we have told and all of the changes in our lives since that night. And the anger. Oh, the anger. If you want to comment on this or add to it or ask any questions. please feel free. I need support. My son needs support. He'll be in counseling when it's done. this has truly taken this past year from us.