This sounds like Fairfax Underground
Date: March 17, 2012 05:58AM
A guy is diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome (high functioning Autism, or a lesser form of Autism), and is yet to discover fully functional social skills. He works with children, and some of his actions are misinterpreted by some people as being that he wants to touch them. He is attacked and hounded, and told that he is crazy. Different people impersonate him on different places with the sole purpose to make him look crazy. Someone makes a whole web domain solely devoted to ruining his life. He says that it is exposing him and protecting little kids from him. No little kids have ever been harmed by him. This guy is never allowed to work with children again, and is locked away in a mental institution, because people can't understand what he is trying to say or do.
How I came to know about this
I heard these people talking about this guy who they said was harassing them, and all of these people were going to lengths to harass him. What had he done? And then I saw him protest that these people had launched a massive smear campaign, and he provided evidence that they were stalking him. He pleaded with people to help him out, to try to remedy this situation. But instead, he just got some nasty comments, extraordinarily nasty, and then people attacked him even more. And that just didn't add up to me.
Why I took his side
The person who had created the domain name to attack him had also created a second place that was devoted to cyber stalking people, and making fun of them. There was evidence of this person impersonating several people with the sole aim of trying to get them in to trouble, provide misrepresentations of them, and to smear their names - just for his own personal amusement. This person had no credibility. And the way that he set it up was not some public service announcement. You shouldn't need to be creating a whole web domain to talk about a paedophile. You should be able to go to the police and have him arrested. And people being falsely accused of paedophilia can ruin their lives. Whilst I guess that I didn't know for sure whether he really was a paedophile, what I did know was that he was the victim of cyber stalking. Paedophile or not, he didn't deserve for that to happen to him. And until there is some evidence that he is actually guilty, it shouldn't be happening. Until there is actually a child who he has actually touched, then at worst he is guilty of thought crime. And thinking bad thoughts is not a crime. And when you take into the account that he is autistic, and has difficulty expressing himself, it is quite possible, and in fact very likely that perhaps he didn't intend to touch them at all. And really, you shouldn't be doing this. This is appealing to the lowest common denominator. Why not accuse him of being far too obsessed with cars? Why not accuse him of eating too much steak? Its just really wrong to do this. And it ruined his life. I don't think that anyone deserves that.