There has recently been a court case in the UK where a deputy school caretaker planted child pornography on his boss's work computer to get him fired so he (the deputy) could get his job. He put some other porn onto a CD and sent it pseudonymously to the police, accusing his boss, Mark Thompson, who was arrested and suspended from his job. He had his life ruined and had to move house. He was attacked in the street. His accuser has now got a 12 year jail sentence for perverting the course of justice and 5 years for possession of child pornography.
The judge told him: “You will go to prison for a long time. The prison population is not renowned for being particularly fair or reasonable.
“You will be suspected by many of being a paedophile and, like Mr Thompson, you may find that you suffer, both in prison and on release, for the rest of your life.
“All these consequences will last for life and the irony is that you have brought them upon yourself by your own deliberate conduct.”
Mr Thompson, who sat in the court to watch Weiner being sentenced, admitted he was shocked by the length of sentence, but said: "I think he has got what he richly deserved. Because of him it could have been me in that dock for something I didn't do."