Category: False Allegations

October 6, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  There was a time, before everything and anything became available online, when purchasing a ┬ácopy of the Anarchist Cookbook would get you put on an FBI list. Why? Because while many people who bought and read it, did so for curiosity’s sake, there were those who actually learned something.. and put that information to…

September 16, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  We often talk about the tragedy of false allegations. We’ve posted numerous articles over the years about the difficulties that victims of false allegations will face, and what they can do about it. What we don’t often have the ability to share, however, is the other side of the coin – information about those…

September 13, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Having just discussed Munchausen by Proxy and how doctors and hospital officials can sometimes use this as a tool to manipulate and control parents who aren’t compliant. In other words, if a parent doesn’t agree with a doctor’s diagnosis or assessment, they may choose to seek out another medical opinion.   However, some doctors,…

August 2, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thanks for joining us again, as we unpack the complex and controversial subject of facilitated communication, and the role it has played in false allegations of child abuse. If you’re only joining us now, we recommend that you spend a few minutes catching up on our previous articles in this series. For those of…

July 28, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  It has been almost a decade since Julian and Thal Wendrow were arrested and charged with Rape of a Minor and Child Abuse. According to court records, it all began when their autistic daughter, Aislinn, typed up a statement using facilitated communication, describing how her father sexually assaulted her.   In the 2007 statement…

July 26, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Welcome back to our discussion on facilitated communication, and the role it has played in child abuse and neglect cases in the past. In the introductory article in this series we discussed exactly what this questionable method of communication is, and how it has been discredited by experts.   Facilitated communication, which is still…

July 20, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Facilitated communication is a widely controversial method of communication. It claims to allow non-verbal individuals to communicate by typing on a keyboard, while a facilitator guides their fingers over the keys. It has been heralded by some as revolutionary, and by others as a complete farce.   Not sure why we would choose to…

June 29, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  One of the hardest things a person can do is prove a negative. How on earth do you provide evidence of the fact that you DIDN’T do something? (After all, there’s no evidence because it didn’t happen!) Definitely a catch 22.   Yet, all over the country, people are accused of things they didn’t…

May 19, 2017 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Certain sexual abuse allegations can be very hard to prove. Lack of physical evidence and witnesses, along with victim testimonies that don’t match the accounts provided by those accused of the crime, can make it very hard to prove that anything ever happened.   This however, doesn’t stop most prosecutors. Also because jurors often…

November 9, 2016 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

  Thank you for joining us in this difficult but necessary discussion. In this two part series on avoiding abuse and false accusations, we are looking at ways that a parent can minimize the opportunity for their children to be harmed, while also working to keep themselves safe from false allegations of abuse. It’s a…