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Let me be clear.  One either believes in basic natural justice and procedural fairness protections or one does not.  If you do, it is plain that no one can protect himself against decades-old rape allegations from someone who had over a quarter of a century to pursue having charges brought and chose not to do so. 

In the absence of physical evidence of any kind and no third party verifications no such allegations can ever meet the ‘proof beyond reasonable doubt’ standard.  And remember, that standard of proof – as every law student around the Anglosphere is taught in his or her criminal law class – is the ‘golden thread that runs through the [anglosphere’s common law system of] criminal law’.  (That was…



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