It seems appropriate to add one final comment to my posts. What this young man did was wrong, dead wrong. This young girl may suffer issues for years because of it, and we must never forget that there are real victims in sex crimes. There is NO excuse for the way the Oregonian handled this whole affair, however, in offering any defense for this young man, or any other offender, we must not fall into the trap of overlooking the offense committed. That being said, this young man (and all the rest of us) deserves the opportunity to turn his life around and make a fresh start, without always being overshadowed by our past.