One of the things that I learned on my Psychiatry rotation in medical school applies to this. Irrational people do irrational things, and you're only going to beat your head against a wall trying determine a rational reason for an irrational act. Put your mind to doing something useful, and you're going to save yourself a lot of headache.
It is just a game to the attorneys. They are not interested in finding the truth. They will ask direct questions to try to lead a jury to the conclusion that they want. Evidence is sometimes suppressed to prevent the other side from "winning."
I have a friend that was an elementary school teacher. He was jailed for inappropriately touching a student. When the prosecutor realized that they didn't have any evidence, they delayed things, and told my friend that their trial would take place in a couple of years and offered a plea bargin of assault with probation.
When you actually hear the facts, the girl's mother had told her that if anyone 'touched her' and she didn't want them to, to tell one of her teachers. The other teacher immediately reported it. What it ultimately came down to was that my friend touched the girl's shoulder when he was talking to her. The prosecutor didn't want to come out and say that they'd screwed up after they'd had front page news about a teacher molesting a child, so they did their delay tactics. No prosecutor is going to plea bargin a child molestation case to an assault if they have evidence of the individual being a child molester.
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