Sunday, June 11, 2006

Measured Redemption

Here's a story in the Montery Herald by James Raia worth reading:
Four years after pleading guilty to child molestation, Jonathan Boyer is returning to compete in one of the races that made him a cycling legend.
Do you remember Boyer?
He was the first American to compete in the Tour de France 25 years ago.
Four years later, Boyer, of Carmel, Calif., is competing again in the Race Across America, the ultra-distance cycling event that takes riders coast-to-coast.
However, it's been four years since Boyer pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child molestation. Boyer served nine months of a one-year sentence in Monterey County Jail in Salinas and is still completing a five-year probation.
"I've made mistakes in my life," said Boyer. "And now I have two choices. I can hide or I can live my life the best way I know how -- and that's on a bike."

3 comments:

Granny's 30 said...

Apropos title, as his offense is certainly one of the worst in my book.

Tour of '03 said...

Mine, too, but a good story is a good story, and Boyer is certainly a name in cycling.

Anonymous said...

That sicko should not be celebrated. He acts like he gave that girl a gift by pleading guilty. Yeah, like he didn't benefit from getting 9 months in county jail instead of the 22 in prison he would have gotten. DNA evidence doesn't lie...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Measured Redemption

Here's a story in the Montery Herald by James Raia worth reading:
Four years after pleading guilty to child molestation, Jonathan Boyer is returning to compete in one of the races that made him a cycling legend.
Do you remember Boyer?
He was the first American to compete in the Tour de France 25 years ago.
Four years later, Boyer, of Carmel, Calif., is competing again in the Race Across America, the ultra-distance cycling event that takes riders coast-to-coast.
However, it's been four years since Boyer pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child molestation. Boyer served nine months of a one-year sentence in Monterey County Jail in Salinas and is still completing a five-year probation.
"I've made mistakes in my life," said Boyer. "And now I have two choices. I can hide or I can live my life the best way I know how -- and that's on a bike."

3 comments:

Granny's 30 said...

Apropos title, as his offense is certainly one of the worst in my book.

Tour of '03 said...

Mine, too, but a good story is a good story, and Boyer is certainly a name in cycling.

Anonymous said...

That sicko should not be celebrated. He acts like he gave that girl a gift by pleading guilty. Yeah, like he didn't benefit from getting 9 months in county jail instead of the 22 in prison he would have gotten. DNA evidence doesn't lie...