Kangas's other supporters
Within days of posting this page, I was emailed by someone who had been in communication with Kangas shortly
before I first contacted him, and this person had done much the same as I had, e.g., paying money for Kangas, buying him books, paying for his 'phone calls, contacting attorneys, etc. He stopped communicating with Kangas after five months (I imagine that I lasted longer because Kangas was so skilled (or I was so gullible) in convincing me of his supposed innocence.) In view of what this email stated, and my own involvement, I naturally wonder how
many other people have tried to assist Kangas but eventually realized they were wasting their time and resources.
I received an email from someone who initially listened to what Kangas said about his case, but on an exploration of
the facts and asking pertinent questions, he considered Kangas was taking him 'down a rabbit hole' and he thereby became sure of Kangas's guilt: he also
stated that he will contact the parole board when Kangas is considered for parole and argue that he should be detained. I imagine there are others
who think (and will do) exactly the same. In view of what his two victims said in court, and how his Facebook messaging testifies to his
predatory nature, one can only hope that MDOC will be wise enough to keep Kangas incarcerated for as long as possible.
Apart from discovering Kangas had 'groomed' someone before me, I became aware of another person who began
writing to him a short time before I stopped communication with him: the writer, despite being unemployed, was sending Kangas books and
also asking about sending him money, so it seems that he found a willing successor to me in a very short time. In an email received on 5 May 2017,
Kangas told me that a wealthy, elderly gay man had written to him, saying he was 'attracted' to him, and Kangas said he intended replying to this
man as he wanted financial support from him.
Generally speaking, it seems as if Kangas gains support from people with his hard-luck stories, protestation of innocence and various claims that no one supports him. Kangas knows how to play the 'victim'.
I suspect that some writers, after a while, may question what Kangas says about background, his health, his conviction,
his current situation and the hard-luck stories he presents. Nonetheless, it did appear that girls and women who write to Kangas quickly begin a romantic/sexual correspondence with him. In the first part of 2017, I became aware of one who was declaring her love for him after just one telephone call and a few emails.
For the way he treats women, please see 'How Kangas misleads', and 'Kangas and girls/young women'. As he is a bespectacled and diminutive 5' 5", and only about 140 lbs, I assume women feel sorry for him.