Sadly, it has come out that there were previous accusations against this man, but police couldn't prosecute because the child's family didn't want to get involved with pressing charges and involvement in a trial. Its something of a moral dilemma. I can't blame the family for wanting to not be involved, but how many children could have been spared if that had pursued it?
"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "Joni Mitchell