More judges like this one would deter false accusations quickly.
Judge rules two sisters must pay uncle for false sex abuse claims
TORONTO, Aug. 27 (UPI) — An Ontario judge ordered two sisters to pay their uncle $125,000 in libel damages for falsely accusing him of sexual assault, court records state.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Andrew Goodman said trial evidence was inadequate to “substantiate the defendants” claim of sexual abuse” in his decision in the case of Patricia and Sarah Vanderkooy of rural Ancaster, Ontario.
Goodman’s decision included a comment the sisters “set out on both (a) covert and public course of action to tarnish an innocent man’s reputation … Jack’s reputation in the community may continue to be irreparably harmed.”