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NBC News reports a woman who falsely accused her father of molesting her in 1997, has now admitted she lied and is trying to get him out of prison. The agency reports:

"Chaneya Kelly is on a mission: she wants the world to know about a horrible lie she says she told almost 16 years ago - a lie that cost a man his freedom.

"I'm 24 years old and I made this mistake when I was nine years old," Chaneya told NBC News, "but it's never too late to try and right your wrong."

Chaneya says that in 1997, she falsely accused a man of raping her. That man - who has always maintained his innocence - is Daryl Kelly, Chaneya's father."

Unfortunately, this happens here in our community also. When a child accuses someone of inappropriate contact, that accusation should always be taken seriously. However taking an accusation seriously does not mean that the accused should be imprisoned without further evidence.

Sometimes law enforcement, intent on the important goal of protecting children, do not investigate a case enough to make a completely informed decision on a person's guilt or innocence.

When that happens, it's important, that the accused's criminal defense lawyer, do everything possible to investigate the case and pick up where the police left off.

If you need a criminal defense attorney, you can call McGraw & Strickland at (575) 323-1529

Las Cruces, NM

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