Welcome back and thanks for joining us again. As we mentioned earlier, accusing someone of child abuse causes devastation to people’s lives in ways that can’t be quantified. Ruining someone’s reputation can affect their friendships with loved one forever. It can mean they lose out on job opportunities, community standing, and the respect of their peers for the rest of their lives. There are literally no words to describe how terrible the lasting effects can be. Even if the allegations are completely disproved.
In the previous article on the people who tend to be the ones behind false allegations of child abuse, and why they do it, we looked at two very common scenarios, namely revenge and custody cases. But those aren’t the only times when people tell terrible lies about other people in order to instigate a CPS or police investigation. It’s tragic but true – there are people in the world who think it’s okay to throw someone else under the bus in the worst way possible, simply to get what they want. And they do it for the most selfish reasons, like…
People make false allegations to protect an abuser, or themselves
Sometimes the abuse it actually real, but the finger is pointing in the wrong direction. Believe it or not, people sometimes tell lies about innocent people because they know that abuse is actually happening, but they want to protect the abuser from the consequences of their actions. And sometimes that abuser they want to protect is themselves! People point the finger in order to mislead the cops, or steer CPS workers ‘off the scent’ because they’re afraid of what will happen when the truth comes out.
Inconceivable as it may seem, it happens all the time. Wives will lie to protect husbands who are abusing their own children. Children will lie to protect their own parents because they’re scared of losing them to a prison sentence. Sometimes the liar is simply looking out for themselves, hoping that by blaming someone else, they’ll be able to avoid being charged with a crime. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but the consequences for the falsely accused person are always devastating!
People make false allegations because they’re confused
In this case the term ‘people’ refers specifically to children. Because that happens too. Children can make false allegations of abuse against adults (or even other children) because they’re confused. It sounds improbable, but it can happen. Children who are actually the victims of abuse can sometimes be confused about who is doing what to them, and their abuser can add to this confusion by influencing them to view someone else as the “bad guy”.
Children who’ve been abused often don’t know how to process what’s happened to them. Sometimes they bury the memories, and the recollections resurface years later, and can be confusing and traumatic. This can lead to false allegations, not because the child is intentionally trying to lie about someone, but simply because they’re struggling to understand the when, and why and who of what happened to them.
People lie, but you don’t have to take it lying down!
Being falsely accused is one of the hardest battle to fight. But you don’t have to fight it alone! Iif you’ve been falsely accused of abusing or neglecting a child, you’re going to need help. And what better place to get help than from experts who’ve handled this type of case before. Experts who understands how hard these types of allegations are to fight, but have a track record of success in this area. And that’s where we come in.
Here at The Kronzek Firm, our experienced child abuse and neglect defense attorneys have spent decades helping the people of Michigan fight lies and false allegations. It’s something we happen to be very good at. So if you’ve been lied about to CPS or the cops, call 866 766 5245 immediately, and get help from our skilled and experienced defense attorneys. We’re available 24/7 to help you through this.