But to me, that's far from the most important part of the story. The most horrifying thing I got from this story was that the girls' families and at least one slimy lawyer didn't care whether or not the teacher was guilty, they wanted him to lose the case anyway so that real molesters wouldn't get away with it in the future.
The lawyer, Lee J. Danforth, was actually quoted as saying:
"If this trial prevents one little girl or one mother or father from reporting suspected abuse, then this is profoundly sad for our society."
My response is; Yep, and the fault for that doesn't lie with the jury or the teacher, but with the filthy little liars.
How can he be so devoid of ethics that he thinks it's OK for an innocent person to be harmed?
Once again, this is why I don't think I could convict anyone if I were a juror. Not anymore. I don't want The State's goons to win even when they are after a bad guy. It empowers them and gives them the illusion of legitimacy.