Response to Don Sage
Don Sage you are incorrect sir (letter from Feb. 3, “Sage law?”). The law did not kill Andrew Bourne, Andrew Bourne killed himself. Mr. Bourne was having inappropriate communication that was deeded “sexual” in nature by the DA of Santa Barbara. As a psychotherapist that specializes in working with victims of sexual abuse, particularly children, I can assure you that an adult male, highly educated I might add, should have known better than to engage a child in any sort of sexual communication. It was the choice of Mr. Bourne to participate in illegal and immoral conduct as it was for him to selfishly take his own life.
Marian A. Willingham M.A. LMFT