In the previous blog article, possible reasons for why children make false accusations of sexual assault on a child in Denver, Jefferson, and Adams County were mentioned. Currently, a Denver, Colorado man serving 145 years at a Colorado Correctional Facility after being falsely accused of Sexual Exploitation of a Child (CRS 18-6-403), Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust (CRS 18-3-405.3), and Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404).
This man's step-daughter has admitted to making up the story in an attempt to live with her biological grandparents and escape punishments and restrictions given by her mother for poor grades in school. She said that after she realized what was happening to her family, she tried to convince prosecutors to let her admit to perjury, or lying under oath, but they coached her through parts of her story instead. They also cautioned that she could be taken to a mental hospital to be evaluated because allegations of the horrendous abuse she made could be signs of mental instability.
The man, Charles Farrar, has appealed his conviction after spending almost a decade in prison and with his now 26 year-old accuser admitting on several occasions that she made up the entire story of sexual abuse. Similar charges against the girl's biological mother, who was Farrar's wife, were dismissed because the girl refused to testify against her mother and threatened to tell the court it was all a lie if she did take the witness stand.
Arapahoe County judges are saying that this statement of recantation isn't any more credible than her original story of the abuse. To family members, this makes no sense. They argue that if the judge and district attorney recognize her problems with credibility that the original case should be appealed. The only evidence in this case is her personal testimony.
If you are facing false allegations of a sex crime from a child in Douglas, Larimer, Weld County, or anywhere across the Front Range, contact the experienced sex crime criminal lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.