Case Type: Felony Sex Abuse
“Your investigation forced Nye County to stop their attempts to destroy me. Your exposure worked just like you told me it would.”
False sex abuse cases are undoubtedly one of the easier cases to push through the legal system. Oftentimes, charges result only from one person’s allegations. The police and the court know the public will believe the accused to be guilty just by announcing the charges against them.
Bud Sonnentag’s false sex abuse case went on for over two years, and it epitomizes the need and the abilities of the US~Observer.
From the article “Sonnentag False Sex Abuse Felonies Dropped With Prejudice“:
On December 16, 2004, two false, manufactured felony sex abuse charges against Bud Sonnentag of Gabbs, Nevada, each carrying a life sentence, were formally dismissed in Nye County Justice Court located in Tonopah, Nevada. The trumped up sex abuse charges were Nye County’s last ditch effort in their two year attempt to break Sonnentag.
According to Sonnentag, his attorney Dave Houston of Reno, Nevada stated, “This is the first time I have ever had a newspaper run one of my cases.” Fortunately for Sonnentag (a 62 year-old war hero without even a traffic ticket on his unblemished record) he contacted the US~Observer in early May of 2003, and hired the hard-hitting investigative team of journalists to assure his vindication on the dangerous and “opportunistically motivated” felony charges filed against him.
Recollecting on the case, US~Observer Editor-in-chief, Edward Snook said,”Sonnentag’s [case] is really a great example showing why we are important to a case, and how we operate to overcome the system.”
Editor’s Note: If you have been falsely charged with a crime, contact the US~Observer immediately.