Who really decides who is guilty or innocent among us? Where is justice when a person's life hangs in the balance? Indictment: The McMartin Trial looks at these and other questions during a trial whose nature would strike fear into the hearts of parents anywhere and tear apart the lives of the accused. A family dedicated to looking after young children are arrested for the horrifying crime of child molestation. However their guilt or innocence was not determined swiftly by their fellow countrymen in a court of law. Rather it was determined by the media and thus making up the minds of a whole country. The system we live in and who holds the power is exposed leaving a family devastated in its wake.