45-year-old Sheldon Granor is about to get out of prison.
A few years ago, recording studio owner Sheldon Granor was able to seduce a 12-year-old Chinese-American girl whose parents weren’t all that adept with the english language.
A girl who basically spent all her time by herself on the internet, Sheldon met her in a chat room and apparently impressed the girl enough to maintain a two-year sexual relationship with her.
He even got her to pose for nude pictures, which he was nice enough to put up on the internet.
Eventually the police found out and he was arrested.
The victim wrote an eight page letter to the court, wondering if, because Sheldon Granor had taken advantage of her naivety, she will ever be able to have a normal relationship.
An excerpt from her letter:
“I don’t hate Sheldon Granor,” she told the judge. “What he has done to me is wrong. I was young and vulnerable and he took advantage of that. My morals have been twisted to the point where I don’t even understand myself. I am not just a simple traffic violation that should just be dealt with, but something serious. I know that he is a good person and I have seen that over the years, but he definitely has a problem and I finally realize it. I believe that if it wasn’t me, it would have been someone else. I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else. I am strong enough to overcome this, but if it happens to anyone else I will never forgive myself.”
He made the usual noises about having a problem, a sexual addiction. The judge bought it and gave him 2 1/2 to 5 years.
So he’s about to get out. He’ll be on probation for 15 years, but he’s getting out.
The neighborhood where his house is located doesn’t want him back, but it looks like they might not have much of a formal say in it.
How civil his reception will be is entirely up to them. I’m sure we’ll read about it.