It's always good to remember that an accused is innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Modern forensic science has exposed hundreds if not thousands of false arrests and incarcerations in the country in recent years. One recent arrest at North Carolina State University of a 21-year-old man for sexual assault offenses is in some ways exemplary of why an arrest should not be taken as proof of anything. Instead, the prosecution must prove each and every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction.
The attack occurred recently when a woman was leaving the university library at about 4:00 a.m. She reports that a man pushed her from behind into some bushes and committed a sexual assault. The arrest warrant asserts that the man told her he would kill her if she screamed.