Dear friend of the family,
I’ve known you since I was about 5 and you were 8. We weren’t close friends, but our parents are, and we spent many evenings and weekends together, your family and mine. And now I find out you are in jail, charged with having sex with a minor. A friend of your child’s.
You idiot. You couldn’t keep your dick in your pants huh? You couldn’t have an affair with the neighbor. You had to have one with your kid’s friend. Now your wife, your kids, your parents, your siblings, the girl and her family will all have to pay for it. I’m much more upset about the damage to all of them. You’re going to have to live with yourself. With prison. With being on the sex offenders list for the rest of your life. With living in a small town where EVERYONE knows. But you are the idiot who made that choice. So while I’m saddened, I can’t feel terribly sorry for you.
But the rest of them? They are all your victims. Your parents should be enjoying their retirement, but now they are worried about you and your family. They have to help out your wife and your kids. Your siblings have to explain to their kids why their uncle isn’t around any more. Why they won’t see you at Christmas. I can’t begin to understand how your wife and kids feel. I haven’t seen you in 15 years, and I’m having trouble with this. How much harder must it be for them. The girl? Some people will probably claim that she asked for it, but dude, she is underaged, and a friend of your kid. As the adult, IT WAS YOUR REPONSIBILITY TO SAY NO!