San Diego Children
Wayne Bleyle, a respiratory therapist, worked for over ten years in the convalescent department of San Diegoâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital, and every week, he admits he raped 1-3 children.Â Most of the children were dying, brain damaged, or coming out of surgery, and were too disabled to speak, although they knew the horror of what was happening to them.
The San Diego Union-Tribune details one motherâ€™s agony:
â€œOf all the evilness in the world, the last place we expected to find it was Children’s Convalescent Hospital,â€ said Pandora Johnson, during a sentencing hearing in Superior Court for Wayne Albert Bleyle.
Although her son was not among the five children identified as Bleyle’s victims, Johnson said she can never be sure whether her son was molested because he cannot speak. Johnson said that when she asked the boy if Bleyle had touched him inappropriately, he didn’t make either of the facial expressions she recognized to mean â€œyesâ€ or â€œno.â€
But when she told the boy that Bleyle was in jail and would never see him again, a smile appeared on his face.
â€œThat smile broke my heart,â€ Johnson said.
Wayne Bleyle was only caught through a child pornography investigation conducted by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children task force.Â If there had been no funding for the ICAC task forces nationwide, he probably would still be raping 2-3 children a week.Â With the current level of funding that allows only 1% of these cases to be investigated, 99% of child molesters run loose in our communities.
There are millions of American children who are being sexually abused, and millions of parents who may not know it until a child pornography investigation nets a predator.
American Girl Seeks Restitution for Continuing Trauma through Child Pornography
One very courageous young woman sent to five trials in Fresno recently, speaking of the harm caused to her by those who would trade in her agony. â€œThey are being entertained by my pain and my shame,â€ she told federal judges Monday in three different Fresno courtrooms. â€œIt feels like I am being raped by each and every one of them,â€ reports the Fresno Bee.Â â€œThey donâ€™t know me, but theyâ€™ve seen every part of my body,â€ the woman said in court. â€œThey are trading my trauma around like treats at a party.â€
â€œIn every case,â€ one judge said, â€œthese are real human beings.â€