I wasn’t sure where to put this thread. It’s not a rant. But it isn’t mindless. So, you mods can move it if you think there’s a better place.
I got some rotten, disgusting news today.
In high school, I had a very close guy friend. He lived right across the street from me. We did everything together. The relationship was not at all romantic. After high school, we went our seperate ways, but we still kept in touch and visited each other occasionally. We have/had many mutual friends, so we saw each other at parties, holiday functions, etc.
As time wore on, we lost touch. When I DID see him, he was different. He didn’t seem like he was very happy. I still made a point of looking him up when I went home for Christmas and stuff. After a while, I gave up. He was just too different.
Because we know so many of the same people, I have been kept pretty much abreast of his general information. It seems like no one is really friends with him anymore, but most people still know what he’s been up to. But no one knew this:
Two days ago, he was arrested on child pornography/child sexual abuse charges. 46 counts. Apparently, his girlfriend found a bunch of naked kiddie pics at his apartment, along with some VHS, and turned him in. My mother called me this afternoon with the information. The call was followed by several e-mails from friends. I found quite a few newspaper articals about it online. So it is true.
I am not exactly shocked, since I barely know him anymore. But I AM horrified. Disgusted. Aghast. Sick.
I feel dirty by association, even though I have only spoken to him perhaps 5 times in as many years.
This is the same guy whose house I spent the night at. Walked to school with. Shoveled snow for extra money with. He was a big part of my high school years.
I am just so sad.