Guy around here babysat for his friend. The kid had blood coming out of his arse in the morning so parents took him to hospital and police got involved . Guy got arrested and was in the paper that he was arrested etc . Talk of the area when it happened . Turned out doctors and cops were incompetent and the kid had something wrong with him and the guy didn't abuse him at all and it either got thrown out of court or didn't make it to court . But it was in the papers about him being arrested and the charges etc . Nothing in there about his name being cleared tho. Most people probably don't even know as he was a quiet bloke . Still to this day if im chatting to my mum and I mention his name in conversation about anything unrelated she'll say "didn't he get done for abusing a kid?"
If the kids family had of been edgy that guy would have been pummeled or killed. Luckily they went with the police / doctor route and in the end the guy lost a long term friend over it and you rarely see him around town any more even tho he still lives local.
Not sure how this fits in here but thought it mention it regardless