Your belief is simply incorrect and there is no real legal action here. Obviously, any ihere ssue is with the woman making claim of picture taking, which appears to be incorrect, at least to the point that he was not found to possess a camera at the time. While it is not illegal, I think most people would find it odd that a person would go swimming with credit cards and keys, and its simply possible that the credit card holder was mistaken for a camera because of this. As to suing someone for alleging pedophilia, this is simply exaggerated based on the facts provided. Improperly taking pictures of children in public does not make pedofile though it may be improper for a variety of reasons, including privacy rights. I see no claim against the city or the lifeguards who were simply doing their jobs.
Yes if you know the woman's name and can prove exactly what was said....... but....remember that these cases are costly and time consuming
Hire an attorney and good luck.
Your initial reaction was the proper one, i.e. - "Screaming in spanish and pointing at him in the water, we paid her no mind." A defamation action is not worth the effort or emotional and other investment.
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