Dr. Arlan and Linda Kaufman should start a blog if news reports don’t investigate the prosecution’s version of their trials. (page 4B on Oct. 16 and page 1A on Nov. 24 of The Wichita Eagle).

1. The term “nude therapy,” whatever it means, is a term invented by the prosecution and was not accepted or practiced by the Kaufmans.

Residents of Kaufman house exercised constitutional rights to enroll in a nudist organization and developed their own nudity rules for their group life.

2. Dr. Kaufman was not on trial for his method of treating persons with sexual obsessions but for Medicare fraud and involuntary servitude.

He inquired of Medicare what was appropriate billing and was ignored.

The involuntary servitude statute was twisted to apply to a group outing at a farm in which residents voluntarily chose to do some chores.

Residents were free to go to stores, doctor appointments, jobs, church and drive their cars on their own.

Judge Belot’s use of the term Abu Garaib was regrettable behavior.

3. Tiny segments of videos documenting therapy sessions with persons with sexual compulsions were misused as evidence of “forced sex acts.”

That false accusation shocked the court and us readers and sensationalized the trial so we no longer were interested in the facts.

On that basis, former Attorney General Phil Kline made comments about the Kaufman’s guilt before the trial even happened.

4. Though Dr. Kaufman had some failings in relating to colleagues and could be dogmatic about his beliefs, one should consider the Kaufmans’ contributions to our community.

He taught social work at Bethel College and led a young adult Sunday school class.

She served as a deacon in her church and did community service.

They were willing to provide a residence for clients other agencies would not accept, some of whom had been expelled from other treatment facilities as too violent.

The Kaufmans’ treatment program saved community children from traumatic encounters with persons imposing their sexual fantasies on them.

They were able to provide a protected, stable home so patients could make progress in dealing with sexual deviations that would land them in jail.

5. The Kaufmans were offered a plea bargain that Dr. Kaufman considered unethical.

He knew he was helping residents and was innocent of the charges. For this, he was labeled unrepentant.

His “mistake” was to trust the justice system, which allows attorneys to use any method they can to further their careers rather than to carefully determine justice.

Stan Bohn resides in North Newton.