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Witch Hunt: A True Story of Social Hysteria and Abused Justice

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THE WORST CRIME OF ALL. . . It began with the desperate cry of a seven-year-old girl and escalated into the victimization of dozens of innocent citizens in Wenatchee, Washington. For in the eyes of the righteous, a crusading policeman and well-intentioned social services employees became champions of public decency, and family values, while a terrified and confused young ...more
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Published March 1st 1998 by Avon Books
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Judith
Oct 15, 2016 Judith rated it really liked it
A horrifying story.

I thought that the McMartin Preschool case served as an example of how not to investigate charges of child sexual abuse. How not to question children, how not to rely on "recovered memories", how not to lead a witness. I thought every jurisdiction in the country would have learned from it. But apparently not. In the 1990s it happened all over again, but in the small down of Wenatchee, Washington, and to dozens of people.

The book starts by reminding us of the origins of the
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