Brenda, just because it’s happened to the one person that you happen to know, doesn’t mean that all accusers are the same. Even today, with so many support groups and victims’ groups, people who have been sexually abused so rarely report it, because they’re afraid that people won’t believe them, or that they will be victimized all over again. And it’s sad to say that they probably will. There are still people, people like you, who refuse to believe that there are genuine victims out there, and it’s people like you who are causing victims to keep quiet. And that’s really really terrible, and sad. People who come forward after being abused are so brave and amazing, but for everyone one person who does this, there are countless more who are just simply scared. We need to be supportive of all victims, and it starts by understanding that they’re not all lying. In fact, most people aren’t lying about. If you think about it, who would want to put themselves through the stigmatization of being abused? Who would want to put themselves through the whole process of going to the police, and the investigation into their lives, and the trial process, where they are just going to get their lives dragged out where everyone can see? Someone who’s “just doing that for revenge” would have to be someone who has a lot of time, money, and patience on their side. As to the part where the person you know “admitted” to it being a lie, and the male in question still being charged, that may have to do with the fact that a lot of abused people recant their stories because they are afraid of their abuser. Would you believe an abused wife when she says “oh, no, about that call I made to you earlier where I was crying, and sobbing, and clearly in a lot of pain, I was lying about that. That shouting you heard was just the TV. I swear he’s never hit me before, despite my multiple trips to the hospital.”? It’s the same with sexually abused victims. They may be too afraid to continue on with the investigation because they most likely know their abuser. So, for the police to stop investigating would be gross negligence on their part. Hopefully, you don’t always hold this opinion about every sexually abused victim; almost all of them are hands-down not liars, and have been through things that you can’t even imagine.