The justice system in the United States is complex. Most people feel the goal is to exonerate the innocent, punish the guilty and provide justice for victims. Unfortunately, one college coach claims that he was recently a victim of his employer's overreaction in the wake of the criminal actions of coaches of other colleges. As a result, he was fired after criminal accusations, even though a judge ruled that the charges against him were without merit, but he has recently won his wrongful termination against the college. People in Massachusetts who have found themselves in a similar situation also have the option of taking civil action.
In Aug. 2012, the man took the cell phone the school had issued him to a technician for repairs. The technician found videos of the man's children, in the nude and partly dressed, on the phone and reported them. The coach was arrested on child pornography charges soon afterward. Approximately four months later, a judge ruled that the videos were innocent footage of his children and did not fall under the definition of pornography. She threw out the charges.