One thing that is very important to Alex De Marco is the vindication of the innocent. Wrongful accusations of criminal sexual conduct are becoming all too common. This case was prosecuted on the manufactured story of an ex-girlfriend. To take a case to trial and overcome the immediate prejudices of a jury who hears the accusations of child molestation takes a lawyer who is especially well prepared, confident, gutsy and who knows the rules of evidence. Erica Sutherland of the 3rd District Public Defender is one such lawyer.