Zachary Tomaselli accused Bernie Fine of sexual abuse back in November has recently come forward and said all of his stories are lies.
According to data collected by ritualabuse.us allegations made by children victims closely match with the confessions of a pedophile. In Tomaselli's case however, he was a 23 year old adult making these claims. Also collected by the website, is that children tend to minimize the abuse and deny it. Which helps explain why it takes so many years for so many of the abused to actually step forward. Research has also shown that false allegations from children (Not Tomaselli who stepped forward as an adult and claimed he was abused as a child) are a rare occurrence. The study done focused on 576 children referred to social services underwent participation. Of the 576, only 1% was reported in having made a fictitious story. Strangely, children's testimony is more reliable than a physical exam when it comes to sexual abuse.
It is a sad thing to witness people lie about something so heinous, almost as much as witnessing public figures commit such heinous crimes. To lie about sexual abuse, is a pretty damaging thing to do. If they are false, the person accused already has suffered an un-fixable gouge in their reputation. And the person lying about it wont be believed again (boy who cried wolf). So I ask you, is this type of crime (not just faking of sexual abuse) of sexual abuse preventable? Or is it something we have to accept will always happen?