tinalessia: "Let's also not forget that just because someone denies something, does not make him innocent."
Very true. Nearly everyone in prison has at one time or another claimed "I didn't do it!"...even those that have been caught red handed. But the fact remains that, despite allegedly being innocent until proven guilty, prisons contain numerous people that are actually innocent, having been screwed over by the justice system in one way or another.
"I think that they would need to have plenty of evidence and all of their ducks lined up before arresting him let alone accusing."
You'd think wrong. People are falsely arrested and accused of things all the time...ask any African-American found within 2 blocks of an armed robbery :-( If the police have even the smallest reason to suspect a person has committed a crime, they automatically arrest the person...it's then up to the prosecuting attorneys to decide if there's actually any/enough evidence.