Originally Posted by because why not?
Most innocent people would be furious about being accused of molesting a child, especially if the accusation was coming from their partner.
I don't know if the first part of that is true, I think most people would be horrified, yes. And the partner didn't accuse him, she only took her son to the counselor to get to the bottom of why he was saying such things. The counselor is the one to report it because they have to report suspected child abuse.
Honestly, it's not about whether or not she trusted her partner, it was about getting to the bottom of why the son said such things. This is not about the adults, it's about the child. For a child to say such things about the father (true or not), there is a reason for it.
My sister was accused by someone of abusing her son with cerebral palsy with child abuse. One investigation and one followup by CPS into it and the charges were dropped. Her first reaction was to be scared (had something she'd done be perceived to be abusive/neglectful)? Then her next reaction (after it was all over) was to be angry, because most likely it was someone trying to hurt her, because it was unfounded.
In this case, the OP didn't make some random judgement against her dp. Her son had said what he did. She has to trust her son over her dp until everything comes to light. Her dp is innocent until proven guilty, but her son should perceived as truthful until proven otherwise.