Sunday, May 26, 2013

OH - Man fights Facebook accusations of rape and being a pedophile

Original Article


By Rob Wiercinski

TOLEDO - [name withheld] says being threatened by a total stranger was his first clue something wasn't right.

"I was walking at Highland Park yesterday, a guy comes up to me and said, ‘You shouldn't be around here, this is a kids' area, you're a rapist.' I'm like, ‘Excuse me, no I'm not.'"

On Monday, someone posting as Nicole McCarthy posted on Facebook [name withheld]'s picture, saying, "He's wanted by Toledo Police for 4 counts of rape. He raped three little girls and his own son."

It's a serious allegation which [name withheld] says isn't true.

"My girlfriend told me it was on Facebook," he said. "I was like, ‘Okay, what's going on? Send me the link.' Then my friend told me about it, too, so I went to the link. I was like, ‘This is not true.'"

While Toledo Police say [name withheld] is not wanted on rape charges, that one post has been shared more than 20,000 times.

"This is crazy, I'm scared to even walk down the street now because all of the drama that's been going on," he said.

According to [name withheld], Nicole McCarthy is a fake account set up by the mother of his son, and he's hoping to clear his name and put this in the past.

"It's getting aggravating because I'm trying to live my life, I'm not trying to do anything bad, I've changed my life around."


nathan rabalais said...

ok if i was this man i would sue for emotional and punitive damages and made sure i got a nice chunk of money out of it

CharlesHiggins said...

I wonder if he realizes that sex offenders go through this almost every day. Maybe the politicians who pass the laws should try living like the sex offenders who are effected by the laws.