In Note, Suicidal Fla. Official Charged with Sex Crime Blames Media

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A former Naples, Fla., school board member charged with having sex with a 12-year-old boy was found dead this week of an apparent suicide. Before he shot himself, Nelson Faerber Jr. wrote a note directed to the Naples Daily News that cited "an irresponsible press" for his problems. He wrote, "It is sad that, in our society, and especially in our fairly educated community, simply the accusation of sexual misconduct is enough to destroy an individual...It is even more disturbing when an irresponsible press causes the families of the accused to suffer so much hurt and . . .

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