Here is a great example of the paranoia our society has in the defense of women/children
DNA frees man who spent almost 23 years in prison for rape - Yahoo! News (broken link)
This man was in prison for 23 years and was just released because of DNA evidence-the reason he went? She testified in court against him. No amount of money could ever be enough to repay him.
Although this is an extreme example, it's another sympton of the same forces behind the law proposed in Maine