Where I live in a small town a child molester who is famous or at least accomplished in the entertainment world gets people on his side and they back him no matter what. He's a very great musician! In my small town where there is nobody famous or accomplished still see past that flaw he has for the young, like Steven Tyler or Ted Nugent. I guess small towns are like this and I can see if somebody "like" a John Hinckley Jr. or Son of Sam or similar infamous person lived there how it would put the town on the map and the town feels indebted to that infamous person. I don't know how many infamous people are from small towns but given enough time, people forget the bad and even make that person a hero and they go from a Bonnie and Clyde most wanted to Bonnie and Clyde American folk hero. Even though teenage girls complained about this talented musician/teacher/mentor as well as their parents and he got fired, he was still the star who worked with everybody in show business and the town is still largely proud. Without any better examples of this phenomenon, just think Michael Jackson. He obviously molested or tried to molest young boys (and allegedly girls, too) but people knowing this still saw him as the great Michael Jackson. This worship of talented people no matter what their flaws is alarming to me. What is just as bad is that people who criticize Michael in the least become shunned and ostracized. When this collusion pissed me off, small townies who are his good friends of this thought they could threaten me and I have seen this all before. It's sickening! Why do otherwise law abiding simple folk worship such flawed people but don't tolerate that in a non-famous person? Do the talented and glorious live by different rules?