False accusations are deadly....
Men are falsely accused of rape and other sexual crimes all the time....this is where it sometimes leads...
A man who lost his job after being falsely accused of a horrific sex crime has been found hanged in a shed.
Ian Adams, 51, was suspended and then sacked from his job at a local IKEA store after his employers received a letter saying he had raped a woman and her two children.
The writer claimed to be a journalist on a local newspaper, but the name and address in the letter were false and the author has never been traced.
Police confirmed that Mr Adams, from Highams Park East, London, had never been arrested or convicted of a sexual offence or had any complaints made against him.
Mr Adams' life went downhill as he struggled to recover from the accusations.
He failed to get his job back after being sacked in January. His drinking led to problems with his partner and he spent the last few nights of his life sleeping in a storage shed at the bottom of the block of flats in which he lived.
A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "If it wasn't for that letter he would still be here, I am sure of it.
"He was happy and full of himself when he was working, he was more or less dancing on his way to work. But he went from working all day to doing nothing.