Complete Coincidence or Like Father Like Son
by Bernadette A Moyer
In 1987 "A" was accused of sexual abuse of a minor child. The accusation caused a complete break down in the family. The only person in the family that believed the minor child was her mother. The allegations were made against the step-grandfather and his wife stood by him and stayed with him until his death. The wife made this choice at the expense of abandoning her biological daughter and grandaughter.
Family members who never spoke to the accuser would openly declare, "It never happened." The people who made these declarations were in the helping professions; teachers and nurses. Some were mothers, parents of infants that allowed the accused sexual abuser unlimited access to their own babies and children.
In 1992, the biological son of "A" referred to as "B" pled no contest or "nolle prosequi" to charge #1 Child abuse of a minor, charge #2 Sex offense-3rd degree of underage victim and charge #3 Battery. This is documented information and readily available on the Maryland Judiciary case search website. This son was 35 years old at the time of his arrest.
What are the odds and the probability that the biological son of an accused sexual abuser would be charged with a sex crime? Is this just a complete coincidence or is it like father like son?
What do you think?