REPOST of Nancy Baldacci (mother of Gary's victim) account of what\nhappened.\n\nAfter lurking for several months, biting my lip every time I\nread a Burnore lie, I have decided to set the record\nstraight about some things. My name is not important but\nwhat is important is I am a friend of Rachael Baldacci and\nwas with her during some very hard times in her life.\n\nFirst thing is first. I've read Gary Burnore's account of\nhow things went down and it disgusted me. He has attempted\nto place himself in the best possible light and in the\nprocess has come up with a pack of lies. He has also\nattempted to paint my friend as a whore who instigated this\nwhole mess. It's all lies. The truth gets told now.\n\nGary has tried to downplay what happened by constantly\nbringing up the fact that Rachael was 17 when he ran into\nhis legal problems. What Gary has left out of the story is\nshe was only 15 when they first met. She was a typical,\nconfused, troubled 15 year old girl. She felt awkward in\nschool, around boys, she often told me she felt like a\nsquare peg in a round world. She had a difficult time\ngrowing up, with a lack of a male parental role in the\nhousehold, but that is another story. When Gary came into\nher life she was in need of parental guidance, a\nrole model. What she got was something much more sinister.\n\nAfter reading some other accounts of what happened let me\njust say Gary Burnore did not rape her in the traditional\nsense of the word. A few weeks after her 16th birthday they\nbegan having sexual intercourse and it was something she\nthought she wanted. With the benefit of hindsight she has\ntold me she realizes she had just been manipulated by a man\nold enough to ber her Father. But what do 16 year old girls\nknow about love? She thought she was in love but got taken\nfor a ride.\n\nAt the time Gary was pursuing a sexual relationship with\nRachael he was also nursing a relationship with her Mother,\na relationship Rachael says she now believes was started\nso he could get closer to her. At about this time Rachael\nstarted having reservations about was was going on. She told\nGary she wanted to break it off, that she didn't want\nto hurt her Mother. This enraged Gary and he told her if she\nbroke it off he'd tell her Mom that she came on to him and\nher mom would hate her and disown her for it. She\nreluctantly continued their one sided sex affair up until a\nfew weeks after her 17th birthday.\n\nI'm going to spare the torrid details of how things were\nbrought to a close, the court proceedings and the\nrestitution payments, that is all a matter of public record\nanyway. It is true that due to a good lawyer and some clever\ntwisting of dates and facts Gary Burnore did not spend a day\nin jail. They originally charged him with statutory rape but\nhis lawyer got it pleabargained down to a lesser offense.\nGary got off with a slap on the wrist but the emotional\ndamage he caused a young girl and her Mother are\nincalculable. Gary's probation may be up but Rachael will\nsuffer because of this for the rest of her life.