I cant tell you how appreciative I am of this article; and more importantly, to see both a seated Judge and the YWCA acknowledge what I and many other victims of false allegations believe...
"These sorts of allegations that undermine the integrity of our system of justice, and especially in domestic violence cases," said Honorable Randal Caldwell. "It's really unfortunate, because we don't see a lot of false reporting." (and I agree, but just ONE false allegation is ONE to many...)
Natalie Brown of the YWCA in Utica agrees with Judge Caldwell, and fears cases like this could keep true victims of domestic violence in their shell.
The law is supposed to provide rights for both the accused and the accuser, but in a perfect quote,
"Generally speaking, in the criminal justice system, they don't take what they call cross complaints," said Massoud. "So the first one to file the complaint is the first one that gets heard."
As always, I want to bring this back to my case...
If the Army CID investigators had done, a basic and thorough investigation...they would have found the truth...but they didn't...they did NO investigation at all...they had an allegation and they ran with it.
The Army JAG Corps has a professional obligation to ensure that a crime occurred and that includes investigating the accuser and they continue to fail in this obligation.
No Facts, No Evidence...and under federal oath at the Article 32 hearing...HE admits to stealing, lying, identity theft and making false statements...again all under oath.
I remain hopeful the Army Appellate Court will see the truth and get very upset at how/what this case represents the failures of the UCMJ investigation and trial process.
This misconception that false allegations don't exist in the sexual assault arena is sad and ridiculous.
Innocent people and families are being destroyed and yes real victims of assault are being silenced
WAKE UP ADVOCACY GROUPS...Why can't we work together?