Does Barry Bonds deserve jail time for lying about steroids? My gut reaction is no. I understand that "obstruction of justice" is wrong, I'm just thinking about all the more severe crimes that go unpunished.
The victim's willingness and ability to report a crime is even more difficult if the alleged abuser is someone important or famous. It's for this reason that many victims do not come forward until years later -- long after a statute of limitations has run out.