Letter to the editor
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
Yes, and Rusty and MMSA thought it was appropriate to honor an accused sexual predator who took his own life rather than face the charges against him.
Now the whole dirty story, including the ill-advised MMSA memorial for an accused predator, have hit the LA Times. Last I checked there were 233 mostly outraged comments on that article. So now Southern Californian’s know that many in our town, along with ski area management, not only tolerate sexual predators in our midst, we honor them in death.
Wow I really dont understand!! The man is gone you are only hurting his family they has nothing to do with what he “did” I never met the Doctor or the “victim” but we are nobody to judge anybody leave it to our God! I have kids and I think of their kid, do you? He is gone, leave him alone.