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Originally posted by HandyDandy
Two things I have noticed in this thread:
1. This man has been arrested on the word of his 11 year old daughter. Now, I know for a fact no 11 year old lies to get back at their parents.....correct?
2. All the people screaming for this man's head are the same people in cop threads saying to not knee jerk and to get the whole story before we judge......hypocrites.
Originally posted by Destinyone
So...according to your post.
A. Children need to be a certain age before claims of severe abuse can be believed.
B. People who have different opinions than you, are hypocrites.
"She made a false statement in the past," Hurley said. "In '08 or '09, she complained to her parents that she been the victim of physical abuse by another family member. They, being Dr. Morse and his wife, reported it to the authorities. As a result the family member was arrested and held."
"Prior to the trial, two days or two weeks, there was a reinterview where she admitted it had not happened," Hurley said. "And she was asked about her motivation and she said she didn't want that family member living in the house."
Originally posted by James1982
reply to post by CalebRight14
I'm not saying this girl is lying, but the stuff about her making false allegations in the past really made me raise an eyebrow. Although, the authorities initially responded to an incident involving the dad dragging her across a gravel driveway by her ankle. Was this something that someone ELSE saw and reported? If so, then I seems fairly obvious that the dad is a sick wackjob. You can't be a normal person a drag a little kid across a gravel driveway by the ankle, that's some pretty messed up stuff, I don't care how angry or frustrated you are.
The allegation itself seems pretty specific and not something the kid would make up. I mean, I could see a kid making up getting hit, or slapped, or spanked, etc. But to completely fabricate a story about the father holding her head under the faucet and calling it waterboarding seems far fetched. I personally believe this guy is guilty.
PLUS, the biggest thing that stood out to be, in support of the little girl's story, is how evidently the father told her that you can go 5 minutes without getting brain damage or whatever. Again, this is very specific. I can just imagine this sicko father holding his kid's head under water saying "Don't worry, it takes 5 minutes to give you brain damage, you'll be fine"