This is kind of political, kind of not, and I would like to discuss it from a Christian perspective and not a political one. But, we had a case recently in which a man was charged with sexual assault of a 13 YO (we don't have statutory rape, just different levels of SA). Now, he was able to more or less prove his innocence, even though it's supposed to be innocent until proved guilty. There will always be doubts, but there is no evidence beyond the statement of this girl. His innocence was "proved" by lack of evidence, and he passed 3 polygraph tests (not admissible in criminal court, but still a good sign), and a few other things that seemed to be only her word for the evidence, everything else against it. In the meantime, he lost custody of his children. The reason he had custody is because their mother is a meth-head, a prostitute, and several other things. He's a fairly upright citizen, staying out of trouble, and holding down steady work. He lost his job because his court-ordered third-party monitoring would not let him continue to work. Other things have happened to his detriment as well. So, basically, his family was ripped apart, his income was slashed, and he will always have this stigma hanging over him simply because of these allegations. Now, I think that our children should be protected. But, should we destroy someone's life, based solely upon the statement of the child, just to be "on the safe side"? (BTW, in a community of this size, this girl's life is pretty much destroyed as well, unless she moves a long ways away.) Why or why not?