How many teachers have to have their lives ruined by false allegation before anonymity for the accused is extended until conviction? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49072066 Quotes In 2014, Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) issued guidance which said, when a crime is recorded, "the presumption that a victim should always be believed should be institutionalised". The University of Oxford's Dr Ros Burnett says there is a real danger the "pendulum" of proof in historical cases has shifted too far. Mr Warr says he received threatening emails. A Facebook post said if he killed himself it would be the "best Christmas present ever". "When they went to see former pupils... it was made quite clear I was going to be prosecuted and they were looking for people strong enough to say I'd done similar things to them. "They had no intention of getting to the bottom of what happened. It certainly turns the whole edict of 'innocent until proven guilty' on its head." His barrister told the jury he had never taught a single PE lesson. A complainant and a witness both changed key details of their stories. More than 20 ex-pupils, parents and teachers gave evidence in his defence. It took the jury only 40 minutes to find him not guilty on all seven charges. "I'll never get those years back," he says. "But it's not just the fact my life could have been ruined. End of quotes. 7 years lost. Why prosecute? Whatever happened to the notion of being innocent until proven guilty? I think there is an arugment for anonymity until conviction, rather than prosecution.