In The witch-hunt Narrative, Ross E. Cheit argues the media and courts have gone too far in dismissing evidence of abuse.
In her mind, the entire ordeal was a witch-hunt led by the local authorities.
Legal proceedings are about process; so is The witch-hunt Narrative.
What kind of witch-hunt or ‘justice denied’ results in no charges whatsoever?
1630s in the literal sense; the extended sense is attested from 1932 (in witch-hunting), popularized in Cold War anti-Communist hysteria.