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Alleged Charges
By Dawn Luna


November 29, 2011
Tuesday AM

I myself have followed the news about this, listened to people talk about it, and so forth, this has hit our community hard. Jack Shay is a man we all knew and trusted. He was involved with so much in our community, there are not many who did not know him, which makes all of this even harder to swallow.

I want to say I was extremely mad to hear that upon him bailing himself out he was allowed to participate in a production at our local highschool. He wasn't to be alone with children under the age of 18, one of the stipulations. He shouldn't have been allowed period, to participate, he shouldn't even have been there in the first place. When the story hit the newspaper afterwards, there were so many people shocked that he was able to still participate, people who had no idea, and were not given a choice whether they wanted their children exposed.

I will also say I am hoping not to be picked for jury duty, if this does go to trial, and if so I hope we are given the choice to not have to sit on a jury. I do not want those images burned in my mind for the rest of my life.

As an adult he chose to make the choices that he did and as an adult he should pay for those choices. I do not feel sorry for him, I feel sorry for the many victims he has chosen, he is a pedophile, and the evidence speaks for itself. Maybe there was stuff leaked to the press, but as a community we have the right to know what lurked among us!!!

Dawn Luna
Ketchikan, AK

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Received November 27, 2011 - Published November 29, 2011


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