I am disturbed that your editor found it necessary to mention the accusations against Tom Johnson for sexual advances.

The comments left it open to the public to speculate whether these accusations were sexual abuse against another adult or against a child. The comments were just dropped into the laps of the public to speculate about his guilt. However, worse than these comments, comes the fact that this man is dead. What possible motive could there be to accuse this sorrowfully unstable, and now-deceased man, of a crime that he cannot any longer defend himself against?

His family and his friends will suffer enough without all the additional inflammatory accusations. This man’s reputation has been smeared with no hope of his defending his honor.

Christine Curtis

Cumberland