Suppose you were suddenly accused of sexual assault. Your accuser claims that one night, a dozen or more years ago, you crossed a line.
You’re arrested, and now publicly accused of rape. In an instant, your reputation is destroyed.
Assume for the moment you even remember who the alleged victim is. Assume further you don’t recall much else about the evening.
Who, after all, can account for where they were on a random night in the distant past?