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Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

editor@localnewsonly.com Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years. Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award. Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter, he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage. Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.

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    Your comment at the end of this article left me puzzled. There IS rampant use of drugs and alcohol, by children even younger than these girls. That’s not the issue and I felt a judgement on these girls by you. I wasn’t in the courtroom, but your reporting has been that the use was with the man charged, not on their own. Keep in mind that 15 and 16 year old girls are easily influenced by an adult they trust and shows interest in them. If an adult supplied the drugs and alcohol, could it really be that bad??? That’s why we have laws in place. So this type of grooming and inappropriate behavior is punished. And so it doesn’t lead to illegal sexual encounters. Because no matter the circumstances, it’s all illegal with a minor.

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      Simply a personal observation, in no way was I implying it is not illegal for sexual assault, at any age, or providing drugs and alcohol to minors..they are both serious crimes in my mind.

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    As a fellow grapevine resident and knowing the girls and the daughter of this case This has been a VERY Traumatic event. Maybe the girls are telling the truth maybe they are not but A group of girls sticking to this story for almost two years seems pretty believe able.

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