What Is a Pretext Call in a Sex Offense Case and Why Is It Very Dangerous?

In sex offense cases, there is often a complaining party who has no evidence other than her (or his) word.  Sometimes, the reporting is delayed by weeks, months or even years, so police are often skeptical.  They must investigate, but often reluctantly.  One of their techniques is to have the victim call the suspect and confront him or her about the alleged abuse.  The police then record the suspect’s answers without the suspect knowing the police are eavesdropping.  This is a “pretext call.”  Why can it be so dangerous?  Click on the following link to read about this.


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