I found this thread interesting. Of course, I came in late and skipped it all to find the outcome before reading everything (kinda feels like cheating!).
I do think we have developed a parinoia in our sociaty against men and little girls. It is kinda sad too. (Not that it is totally undeserved.) And many times I think people just don't MYOB enough.
But opinion is weighed with having the experience of a BIG (6ft 4in), hairy, gruff looking DH and four little daughters over the years. Granted, now they are grown up, but at a point they were little. And I know he got some looks, and some thoughts, especially when one of them had a bad day and was kicking or screaming, or perhaps even hurt.
I get so angry when I think of men being labled as "potential preditors" just because of their size and gender.