Gee, I'm just funny that way, I guess...not wanting to socialize with convicted sexual offenders and all.
I didn't say I necessarily wanted to be with them especially if its a casual friend, but what's the point of having family and friends who won't stand up for you?
None of the teachers to my knowledge asked that he not be punished. They asked for leniency and did nothing wrong in doing so. Five years would have been plenty in this case.
Again, you don't railroad people because you don't agree with them. You also don't pull your kids out of school because the teachers asked the judge to be lenient.