Illustration by Kalah Allen

I'm pretty sure you don't know this, but everyone you meet who knows your boyfriend knows he is a pedophile. Your boyfriend spent three years in prison for possession and transfer of child porn involving five-year-olds, the details of which are more horrifying than anything you can imagine. The facts of his case have been posted online by the Feds and you can find the gruesome details yourself if you look hard enough. Every time I see you out, I feel bad for you. There is a reason why every one of his "friends" say their hellos without making eye contact, then move slowly to the opposite end of the room. People aren't avoiding him because of you, people are avoiding him because of him. Three years in prison does a lot to someone, most likely including a disease or three. I'm not sure of my ethical responsibility to tell you, for your sake and protection, but if you have a bad feeling about someone, trust your instinct.—Anonymous