It is indeed frightning
In my circle of acquaintances I know of 5 individuals who have, at various times, been accused of things which could have, and in one case very nearly did, result in prosecution.
One of the people concerned eventually admitted, years later, that their allegation was completely false and made purely for personal gain.
Another had been under psychiatric care for many years, but still managed to get the police involved by manipulating others to make false allegations on their behalf.
People can be very strange. They often have their own agendas, which they pursue by dubious means with no thought of the consequences to the accused.
And now, it appears that victims of baseless accusations can suffer from the actions of these people - forever. With absolutely no chance of legal redress and little chance of ever clearing their name.
The only solution I can imagine is to make full details of the originator and circumstances of such non-proven accusations available as an attachment to these 'enhanced criminal record background' checks.
After all, if you are going to report unsubstantiated accusations, isn't it only fair to include details of the accuser AND their previous record of unsubstantiated accusations?
Of course, thrown mud still sticks. So WHY even include unsubstantiated accusations in the first place?
Why not just stick to proven accusations confirmed by a successful criminal prosecution?
Too much trouble?
Or... "Better a hundred innocent men go to jail, than a single guilty man go free."?
Now who said that?
Oh yes - Iosef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. Perhaps better known as Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
Now THERE'S an example to follow!