I’m not making any judgement on anyone not convicted, but point out that the custodial parent will often wish to protect an abused child from having to go through the ordeal of Court by not making formal complaint or pressing charges. Children may not have the knowledge to make up allegations and are therefore truthful…they just need to be listened to, validated and believed by caring adults.
There are some things to know about paedophiles: –
1) they usually deny their activities and present themselves as the victim
2) they come from all walks of life, but the more well-known they are the more they seem to expect to get away with it and the more their supporters will defend them and be willing to overlook their offending
3) paedophiles are rarely rehabilitated
4) paedophiles prey on a target group of children; some, like Jimmy Saville, on many target groups.
And a last word on the angst ridden Woody Allen –
Let’s hope the very offensive remarks and justifications will soon cease. For myself I’d also have to hope the production of movies would too, as I never saw one after “Annie Hall”; too much introspection and unfunny angst for me.