The January 5, 2012 headline in Delaware News Journal reads, “Man who molested and posted photos of boy on the Web gets 30-year sentence”. But, the real headline is on page B2, “Pa. police rejected allegations”.
It was 10 years ago when the mother of the victim, known only as John Doe, went to Pennsylvania authorities with the complaint alleging her son was being abused by a man, and asked for help. She was ignored and told the charges were unfounded.
The story is told as if it was a dedicated investigation that brought down a perpetrator, even Homeland Security is now bragging about the work they did to bring this person to justice and that he may have to serve a “maximum of 15 years” for his demented scheme.
However, the real story is paragraph 8 of the News Journal story.
“The boy’s mother said her son told her about Wasylyk’s abuse –
which began when was about 6 [years old] but authorities in
Delaware County, Pennsylvania did not believe them and
declared the allegations were unfounded”.
“It took me 10 years to get this justice, no one wanted to believe my son,” the mother of the victim known as John Doe told reporter Sean O’Sullivan of Delaware News Journal.
How many others could have been saved from this travesty if only the authorities in Pennsylvania would do their work?
This situation is not too different from the story of Raymond Marc Zachry who suddenly died in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The autopsy toxicology reports a huge amount of lethal chemicals, but authorities tell the mother, “Your son died, get over it”, and ignored the tests.