I was reading a news story about a 20 year old woman who charged a 56 y.o. guy with sexually abusing her when she was 11ish. He found out about the investigation and wrote her a letter telling her that he would give her one of six things, including: any amount of $ she wanted, a new car or a reasonably new car, and an apology. She told police she wanted to drop the charges because she was going to take the new car.
I think this sends a REALLY BAD message to other child sexual abusers who will now think they, too, can buy their way out of sexual assault, and I think the young woman will later regret the fact that she sold herself out like this. I also think it was really clever of the perverted creep to come up with something like this.
Part of me sits here thinking that IF she was going to accept any of his offers, why in the WORLD wouldn't she pick "any amount of money" and make the asshole pay through the nose...for her car and the therapy she's probably going to need later when she emotionally comes to terms with this? I wish her well with her decision.
Thankfully the police ARE going to press charges for intimidating a witness.