According to the USA Today, the suit was filed in 2008. Since then, the West Bloomfield Police Department settled for $1.8 million, the state settled at $850,000 and Walled Lake Schools will pay the family $1.1 million. I guess that fills the war chest in terms of pursuing these prosecutors.
I have represented a number of people charged with sexual assault of a child in La Crosse County. These are difficult and complicated cases. None of those cases resulted a trial, let alone a conviction. I am also a parent of young children. As such, I appreciate the most zealous of advocacy when upholding the rights of child victims. However, charges of this nature are extremely destructive. Cases are far too often brought with evidence, and under circumstances, which are very untrustworthy. Even the best of intentions--when not guided by common sense--will leave ruined lives in the wake. This witch hunt is obviously one such case.