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Experts testify on child abuse syndrome in Carbajal case

Original post made on Feb 3, 2011

In testimony that could either support or cast doubt on statements made by the alleged victims in the trial of former Mountain View soccer coach Pedro Carbajal, two expert witnesses were questioned about a condition known as Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome. Carbajal is charged with sexual abusing his three young nieces.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 4:31 PM

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Posted by reader
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 3, 2011 at 7:45 am

Sounds like the victims are being considered guilty until proven innocent. Is it any wonder that rape and sexual assault are greatly underreported crimes?

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

No. It sounds like the defense lawyer is trying to give his client a decent defense. I have no idea if he did these things or not, but he has every right to have his lawyer ask if the accusers might have some motive for making this claim. If he did it, let him rot. But if he didn't, he should be able to challenge his accusers.

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Posted by writer
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

It's a scary world to live in if people can make accusations of heinous behavior against an individual who has annoyed them, and, offering zero evidence of that behavior, destroy that person's life.

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Posted by Girl
a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 3, 2011 at 11:13 pm

These girls are def not what they portray to be. The eldest one was on national tv for "chongalicious" for the popular KDTV Univision show 'Cristina' and making complete fool of herself. Bad example for her child- a toddler.

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Posted by reader
a resident of another community
on Feb 4, 2011 at 10:32 am

I agree with the last two comments - it is scary to think that. he lost 2 years of his life if he is innocent(and he has kids too).

From other reports I have read it does seem like they have alternative motives. Big ups to Darby Williams for countering with a better witness. A retired cop (mis)interpreting a study or a trained doctor/clinical psychologist.... (i'll take the later)

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Posted by Neighbor too
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

What is so scary is how women (possibly mothers) defend that man and judge the "victims" after THREE girls decided to come forward. Just a question...if a prostitute was raped, would it make it OK because she is a prostitute? I don't think so! People are judging these females as if they asked to be molested at such young age by the man whom their family wrongfully trust, if he was to be guilty.

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Posted by response to neighbor
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

i dont think people are judging them for that. i think they are judging them because it seems that they might be making the thing up.

obviously if it is true - that he did commit a crime - it should be punishable regardless of who the victim is. i just think there is a separate motive for these girls to make this up.

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Posted by MV Member
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I believe he is innocent, and hope he gets out soon for his family he has back home.

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Posted by Friend
a resident of another community
on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Me too, I feel in my heart he is innocent. I'm not judging the girls, I'm taking into account his character and everything I know of him- however, I've been known to be wrong, so my biggest desire is that the correct verdict is given. I hope that whomever needs to face consequences for their actions, get(s) the chance to do so.

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