He helped her get her first AOL account, through which he convinced her he could help her become a great artist.
He visited her at the trailer park where she lived in Tucson, Arizona.
Robyn Byrd thought her plan was working when the letter from her hero arrived in the mail.
It was 1994, and the 13-year-old had sent the creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show a video of herself talking about her drawings and the animation career she envisioned; she thought if she got the attention of the studio behind the hit Nickelodeon show, she might get a job there someday.
In some ways, the old transgressions are the most uncomfortable: They implicate not just the alleged abusers, but everyone who knew about the stories and chose to overlook them.