A fast search turned up the following;
The National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect reports 3.5 million cases of alleged child abuse in 1998, with 1 million of these confirmed. But 71 percent of the accusations were unfounded and false.(Dean Tong, 2002).
National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (2007)
roughly 3.5 million children investigated as
a result of reports alleging child abuse every
year, more than 2.7 million of them are victims of
With numbers that high, this is a good example of why we have due process in this country.
I am NOT defending ANYONE, simply saying those are very high numbers. It seems in the times we now live, the terms molester and terrorist are thrown around very very freely. If this is true or not I do not know but,.....
Should we not hold our judgments until a trial and verdict is handed down by a jury made up of the citizens of the community. who have seen the actual facts and evidence. As only time will tell, and the truth no matter what it may be, will come out.
"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:2
So I wonder, Would our time and effort not be better spent giving help and support to ALL involved. instead of using fake names to spread rumor. What if you were a member of either family involved?
I will say this, Yes i do know the Longs even though i have not seen them, or lived in that area in years. i consider myself very lucky to have been apart of their lives for years, and during that time i have seen countless acts of kindness and generously on their part to many in that community and even complete strangers.
They are some of the hardest working people i have ever had the fortune of meeting, and i am proud to call them my friends.
With that said i REFUSE to hide behind screen name for what i say, as i was taught from a child to never do or say anything that you are not willing to stand up and say to that person or take full responsibility for.