A Florida lawmaker has called for an investigation into who phoned a hot line with a bogus claim that Tiger Woods' children were being abused.If the lawmaker really wants to do something about it, then maybe she should propose a law to limit these anonymous reports.
The anonymous accusation last month was quickly rejected by Florida officials. But Republican state Sen. Ronda Storms wants officials, if possible, to prosecute the person.
A Department of Children and Families spokesman said Monday that a false report is difficult to prove unless the person confesses, but it result in civil or criminal penalties.
It is likely that the report was from someone who does not even know the Woods family, but was just piling on with accusations based on rumors following news reports.
CPS should be required to ignore the call unless the caller can give some specifics, with names, dates, places, etc. If the specifics turn out to be false, then the caller could be prosecuted just like anyone who makes a false police report. It is not that complicated. Apparently no one in Florida gets prosecuted for a false CPS report.
I happened to see the Steve Wilkos Show yesterday. It is a horrible show, and I do not recommend it. Yesterday it was about a wife who used an anonymous CPS call to make a false accusation against her husband, in order to get some sort of jealous revenge. Nobody ever suggested that she get prosecuted, even tho the audience thought that she was pretty horrible. If Wilkos and the audience could figure out that she was lying with just a few questions, you would think that the authorities could also figure it out.
My ex-wife is a lawyer, and she knows that she will never be prosecuted for the false, malicious, and anonymous accusations that she made against me to CPS.