My 12 year old son has been falsely accused by one of our neighbors of entering their home while they were away. We don't even know this family. My son was home the entire day this occurred with me and my husband. They called the police and the police came to my home. They spoke to my son and i offered to take him down to the station to get finger printed. The police said that was not necessary as they believed my son was telling the truth.
They are also accusing my son of climbing over their wall to jump on their trampoline. There is another neighbor that is blaming my son for climbing over their wall and messed with their pool valves. These two neighbors are friends and for some reason have something against my son.
My son is a very good kid and has never been in trouble. In fact, all his teachers throughout the years have complimented on how well behaved he is and wish all their students were like him. His baseball coaches and parents of his friends feel the same way.
We invited the family that made these accusations to our home this evening in hopes we could clear the air and to tell our side of the story. We wanted them to meet us and my son (whom they have never met). They were nothing but negative about my son, insulting and the conversation started to get heated. They then decided to get up and and leave after 10 minutes. And the woman (who was at my house) who made these accusations was extremely unfriendly and down right mean to my son. As she was leaving my home, she turned to my son and said "have fun in juve". My son started crying hysterically thinking he was going to go to juvenile
jail for something he did not do.
These neighbors scare me that they would be so evil to accuse my son and make up other stories about him. I feel this is harassment not to mention the comment she said about jail.
What are our rights? Can we get an injunction of harassment? Can she get in trouble for threatening a minor?
Also, she mentioned her husband is a lawyer.