April 13, 1994: A Texas schoolgirl tells her teacher she was raped by Brian Franklin on an unspecified date the previous month in the backyard of her fatherís house. She was thirteen at the time. The teacher does what is required, and in February 1995, the police officer goes on trial; he does not testify. This was especially foolish because there was evidence the girl had had sex, which is at least statutory rape. In 1998, the girl claims she was repeatedly sexually abused by her stepfather; this leads to an appeal in 2002 which Franklin loses. In 2016, he is finally cleared. Here is a video report.

This one should probably be filed under FALSE AND TRUE. I will refrain from making any comments about the girlís mental state.


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