Handling false sexual assault allegations
If you face sexual assault allegations even though you did not engage in any unlawful sexual activity or carry out any illegal sexual contact, you likely have a lot of questions and considerable anxiety. It is important to remain level-headed, which is often very difficult with so much at stake.
It is pivotal to stay focused on your case and do everything you can to prove that you are innocent.
Reasons why false sexual assault allegations surface
Whether your current or former partner wants to get revenge because you broke up with them or you find yourself accused of wrongdoing during a date, sexual assault allegations can surface for various reasons. According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, illegal sexual assault can involve one’s spouse. For example, a spouse could wrongly accuse their marital partner of sexual assault in order to shatter their life or gain an upper hand during a divorce.
In some instances, people face these charges even though they never had any sexual contact with the person accusing them of wrongdoing.
The impact of false sexual assault accusations
When someone lies about sexual assault, it can have an extremely damaging impact on the life of someone falsely accused of this offense. In addition to serious damage to your reputation, which could lead to the loss of your job and lifelong friends, you could face serious legal repercussions. Sexual assault allegations could affect a variety of facets of your life, whether you become involved in a child custody dispute or try to find work in a certain field.
Try to gather evidence and do not let negative emotions such as anxiety and anger interfere with your ability to deal with sexual assault allegations correctly.