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-Even though we know that children make up stories,
even though we know that police are supposed
to be impartial and just facts finders, the truth is this.
That when allegations are made against someone
of child molestation, the police immediately believe that child.
The police will do anything possible to conjure up
a case against that suspect.
One of the primary investigative tools
of police officers investigating *** molestation cases
is called a pretext call.
That's when the police will have the accuser call the suspect
and attempt to elicit a confession or damning
And the suspect does not know that the police are
on that line recording the conversation.
And that's why it's so critical not
to have any conversation with the accuser.
And another conversation you should never engage in
is with the police themselves.
When I was a police investigator investigating child molestation
cases, I would immediately go to the suspect's house.
Whether it was in the morning, night, even 10
o'clock at night.
And I would to go them and say, hey listen,
I'm sorry to bother you.
I have to talk to you.
There's been an allegation made against you by person X.
Frankly, I don't believe it, but I have a boss.
I have to be able to talk to you.
I have to get your side.
You want to get in front of this.
So I can let the DA know, listen, there's nothing there.
By doing that and approaching it in that aspect and that way,
I want to make that person's guard come down.
So they think that I'm on their side so they'll talk to me.
To get a statement from that that's
inconsistent with the physical evidence,
that the DA can use in the prosecution of this case
to ensure a conviction.
Even if you deny it, the police are
going to try to trip you up, they're
going to look for inconsistencies,
and they're going to do whatever they
can to show that you statement is false.
You can never, ever help yourself
by talking to the police.