One problem with the crime of "molestation" is that it is vague. Colorado Judge James Garrecht ruled that I molested my former neighbor Jane Bennett, a woman about 10 years older than I who has a driver's license and operates an antiques valuation business. Jane Bennett testified under oath that I had not been following her around town, that there was no offensive touching, that I hadn't called her in years. Jane Bennett was my neighbor but we never had any social interaction at all. Her husband Kevin Bennett was president of the Steamboat Springs city council. Kevin Bennett was convicted of conspiracy to sell hashish but he kept that secret when the police reported to him. I was accused of standing on the street in front of my home in the afternoon and saying to Jane Bennett "Just because your husband is the president of the city council doesn't give you the right to break the law". Judge Garrecht ruled that that was "molestation". There wasn't a jury and although Jane Bennett signed a criminal summons in the place for police officer even though she was only the city council president's wife, I wasn't arrested and there was no statement of probable cause. But criminal procedure and injunction procedure is optional in Colorado. The judge said I would never find a constitutional lawyer in Steamboat Springs CO who would go against the city i.e. Kevin Bennett. I was not told in advance that I was accused of molestation. Even though I didn't go to jail for molesting Jane Bennett, it ruined my life. Jane Bennett followed me around town and asked the police to arrest me whenever she could get near me. She filed a police report saying she followed me though a store trying to take my photo so she could prove I was within 30 feet of me and therefore I should be put in jail. She complained to the police that she saw me in my own yard and she complained to the police that she saw me in a downtown crosswalk waiting for the light to change. There was a bullet hole through our window but the police refused to investigate. Her husband found a footprint on his land that he claimed might be mine so he sent the police to the school to harass my child. I asked the city council to compare the square feet of Bennetts' buildings to the development code so that I could prove that she had financial motivation (to keep the nonconforming buildings) to drive me out of Steamboat Springs CO so that is why she and her lawyer Randall Klauzer procured the court finding that I molested Jane Bennett but the city manager wrote to the city council that they should not compare Bennetts' buildings to the ordinances because he claimed we had a "feud".
Follow the money. Who benefits from a finding of molestation? Probably the childrens' parents who will be set up for a lawsuit against the school district.