Charges dropped against Bountiful man accused of sex abuse

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  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    March 26, 2014 5:57 p.m.

    If there wasn't credible enough evidence in the first place, then why did this even happen?

    The girl failed
    The prosecutor failed
    The man's wife fortunately came through, though it would have been easier to give up.

    We are all tested, but whether it's in this life or the next, the truth will always surface and no one can escape it. We can live honestly, or in shame and humiliation. As much as I don't like an "I told you so" attitude... I can't help but wonder if it would help those who gave up on this man to see how foolish it is to presume guilt.

    Innocent until proven guilty. Anyone who doesn't believe that doctrine doesn't belong in a free country. Really, they don't. I don't support barbarism. We ought to support justice, fairness, respect, and care for everyone, accused, criminal, and victim alike. When you get punched, it's hard to keep your fist down. But if you don't, you're just as guilty. If you do, you've learned what we're here to learn. Right vs wrong.

  • KC Ship Logan, UT
    March 26, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    As reprehensible as the girl's behavior was, I think the real question is how did prosecutor Cristina Ortega let such a baseless case get this far? Mr. Green has been living a nightmare for more than a year.

    How is it that such a heavy financial burden can be placed on a defendant who, in reality was treated as if he were guilty until he was able to prove his innocence? Our criminal justice system is upside down. Reform is very much in order.

  • sg newhall, CA
    March 26, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    I noted that others believe the girl should be incarcerated for lying and destroying the reputation of her coach. Yes, she should be for at least 2 years. What possessed her to charge him with sexual abuse? Attention? If there are no consequences for her actions then justice was not served, and sets a precedent that anyone can accuse another of heinous crimes even if they are falsely accused and get away with it without consequences when the truth comes out. She should be arrested for lying.

  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    March 26, 2014 9:55 a.m.


    Our culture is Puritan, but not in the way you think.

    The ideas that "All men are potential sexual predators" and "If a girl/woman says something, then it must be true" are products of modern feminism, not Puritanism -- although both philosophies share the same suspicion of male sexuality, albeit for different reasons.

  • 483bzac West Valley City, UT
    March 25, 2014 9:21 p.m.

    May Green find peace again. Hopefully he becomes vocal about so many that are falsely accused because of the Puritan culture we live in.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 8:29 p.m.

    Like the Tawana Brawley case in New York 36 years ago, I think there is pretty good evidence for a defamation case.

    This is another very good example of why people should ALWAYS remember the presumption of innocence maxim and why it is vitally important to our system of justice.