In response to Mark LaFlamme’s column about me, printed March 3, I would like to say that I am appalled that he would take snippets of personal letters that I wrote and use them out of context to make it look like I advocate the marriage of 11-year-olds to adults.
It shouldn’t surprise me, I guess, considering the Sun Journal got so much wrong about my case back in 2004. The name of the game is to sell papers.
I also take umbrage at the statements made that imply that I blamed everyone but myself for what happened to me. I admit, I was bitter at the beginning of my sentence, but I’m responsible for what I’ve done. That said, it would be nice if the news outlets could read an indictment and get it right.
And now, LaFlamme wants to get on his moral soapbox and call me out about my current legal problems, never once seeming to realize there are two sides to every story.
How about letting me have my day in court and then reporting the facts? Or is that not sensational enough?
One more thing: Coaching never had anything to do with my criminal case. It was a separate part of my life, early on, and it has been drummed on by the Sun Journal ever since. Time to drop it.
Michael Johnson, Auburn