Parents of Child Sexual Abuse Victim Violently Targeted For Protecting Their Son’s Rights

“The Janczewski family is fighting the local school district in Rose, Michigan after it emerged that a male teacher molested their 8th grade son and then — unbelievably — six other teachers spoke out against the 15-30 year sentence the man received.”

Neal Erickson

Neal Erickson

“Neal has plead (sic) guilty for his one criminal offense but he is not a predator,” Harriet Coe reportedly wrote. “This was an isolated incident. He understands the severity of his action and is sincere in his desire to make amends…”

John Janczewski, the father of the victim, spoke on the Glenn Beck radio program Monday about all that has happened to his family since the horrific molestation by now-former Rose City Middle School teacher Neal Erickson came to light. He said he and his wife have been threatened and attacked for speaking out against the teachers.

“At one thirty in the morning on a Saturday, I was awoken to a bomb sound going off,” Janczewski said, choking back emotion.  “I went to the window to find my garage was on fire and engulfed in flames, my camper and the side of my house…If I wouldn’t have woken up, we could’ve all died.”

“Whoever’s done this has no remorse,” he told the Ogemaw County Herald earlier. “They have no soul.”

The family also had the letters “YWP” and “ITY” spray painted on the side of their house, which Janczewski thinks mean “you will pay” and “I told you.”

But why on earth would they be attacked for speaking out in defense of their son, Beck asked?  He also added to the audience: “Do you want somebody who says 15-30 years for raping a child, an 8th grader, is a little harsh? Do you want them teaching your child?”

Janczewski said they’re being targeted because they want the six teachers and a board member who sat with the pedophile’s family in court fired.  Some have also said the issue could bankrupt the county, but Janczewski  persisted: “Since when do we put a price on a child? Since when? It is wrong. How many teachers are going to turn a blind eye? These teachers cannot be trusted, they cannot be trusted.”

To top it all off, Janczewski was pained that a church down the road from his house posted bail for their son’s molester.

Janczewski admitted he’s struggling with his faith in God, saying: “My wife has cancer, I have [multiple sclerosis], my son was molested…”

Beck said he doesn’t think he has seen a family “kicked in the teeth” as much as theirs, but his charity — Mercury One — will do what it can and at least rebuild his garage.

Janczewski thanked Beck profusely, and said despite the vicious threats and attacks, the majority of the community has been “so supportive.”

“They made t-shirts in my son’s favorite color, blue, and we are all going to be wearing them, and they all say support the Janczewski family,” he said. “We want all these teachers fired. We want the board member to step down, which he will not. He’d rather cost the school district $30,000 and have him recalled, that’s how sick he is.”

The school board is expected to decide the fate of the teachers at a meeting Monday night, but board president Jack Money has cautioned that there is no “winning” in this situation.  If the teachers aren’t fired, many parents have threatened to pull their students from the district.  If the teachers are fired, there will likely be subsequent legal battles.  Both options could cripple the cash-strapped district, according to The Detroit News.”

I say fire them. I say spend every last dollar on protecting the rights of children, which is to have teachers who understand the severity of child sexual abuse and teachers who protect children. If the fired teachers sue, the school should joyfully stand up to them in court. These teachers are essentially telling their students, “you are worthless, and if you get raped, we will defend your rapist.”

These teachers, and the pastor of the church, are just like the wives who forgive the perpetrator as if the wife is some kind of martyr for doing so. These teachers, and women who protect child sexual abusers by defending them, by sitting behind them in court, and by asking for leniency, do it to boost their own ego in the community. The pastor, who paid the rapist’s bail, probably proclaimed how “good” of a “Christian” they all are by forgiving the child rapist.

The perpetrator and his acolytes want everyone to forgive and forget, but the victim, is the only one who has a right to forgive or not.

The perpetrator and his supporters want leniency, but there is no mention of the life-long pain and suffering the child goes through. There is no attempt to give money to the victim for therapy, or mention of starting a non-profit organization to stop child sexual abuse, or a foundation to educate and help victims.

There is merely a dismissal of the severity of the crimes, a waving of the hand, ‘I forgive my husband, now you should also forgive him and let us move on with our life‘ …’we forgive our fellow teacher, and our fellow church member. He is sorry, let’s all move on with our lives..’

All the while, the victim and their family, are left to try and heal from the devastation of what has happened, and in this case, left to fight these teachers who are no better than the child rapist when they sit behind him in court and threaten the child’s family.

You can listen to the interview with the boy’s father by clicking on the link below.

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9 Responses to Parents of Child Sexual Abuse Victim Violently Targeted For Protecting Their Son’s Rights

  1. Little Nel says:

    “The perpetrator and his supporters want leniency, but there is no mention of the life long suffering the child goes through.”

    You are right, Alethea. Where is the compassion for the child victim?

    What kind of teacher protects the abuser by “punishing” the victim and his family?

    What kind of “Christian” cares nothing for the child who was forced into a sexual situation with an adult? Was this “pastor” another child rapist disguised as a “Christian?” A wolf in sheep’s clothing? Dump the “pastor” also.

    • Alethea says:

      I think these so-called “Christians” are trying to uplift themselves in the Eyes of God, with their forgiveness, but they have no regard for Jesus’s words when he said, ‘whomever harms the littlest of these, it would be better for him to have a rock tied around his neck and thrown into the ocean.’

      This is not literal of course. I am not saying we need to do this to those who sexually abuse children. But Jesus was emphasizing how SERIOUS a crime child sexual abuse is.

  2. susa says:

    What a disgusting pederast. The rape of boys is extremely under reported, and most victims seem to either internalize the trauma, or act out later in life.

  3. Craig says:

    One offense does not make an individual a predator, a criminal yes but certainly not a predator. Folks attempting to get co-workers fired for stating their beliefs is in a court of law is more of a predatory act than one sexual offensive.
    There’s never any mention in your blogs about any statistics on accusations proven to be false where innocent people have been victimized by so-called “victims”. No, you prefer to point out and scrutinize those who have made mistakes and demonize them ignoring any underlying mental illness that leads up to the perpetrator’s sexual abuse on the alleged victim. Notice the use of the word “alleged”? One you clearly don’t have in your vocabulary. Clearly, a person who sexually abuses any individual whether it be rape, insest, or a situation like this where power comes into play… Teacher and student has some form of mental illness. And should be treated as such. Not demonized and humiliated on your blog space.
    I think you need to take a little less time being so “poor me” about sexual abuse and actually write a blog that gives the community some ways to prevent it from happening in the first place. I find it very telling that not one word is mentioned on any of your blogs about the wrongly accused and how brutally that accusation effects their once peaceful lives. Wives are lost, children are lost, jobs are lost. Pride in ones own community, gone forever. That’s a victim! But no, you choose to focus on one narrow topic, how badly alleged victims feel, therapy blah blah blah…
    I’m pretty sure nobody will ever even read this comment, but before you even say something like “clearly you don’t know first hand what it feels like to be the victim of sexual abuse…blah blah blah…” Well I do. I was molested by a neighbor when I was a child and raped while in the United States Army serving the country I love in Iraq. I have had therapy and choose not to demonize every alleged predator like it seems that you and your loyal lemmings like to do. And unlike them, I also refuse to live on fear and assume everyone is bad.
    To the victims parents I say, try to do something unjust, even for what you perceive to be the right reasons and pay the price of outrage. In my opinion, you need to check your own moral compass. Fine go after the person who allegedly made one sexual assault on your child but go after innocent people and expect to have your tarneshed and possibly broken moral compass set afire… Metaphorically speaking of course.

    • Alethea says:

      Dear Craig,

      According to authorities, the boy was raped several times. He pleaded guilty to one offense.

      It’s an offense that you are defending this man. He raped a 13 year-old boy, and if you do your research, you find that he fits the typical predator…one who has had several victims but was not caught until now.

      There is no material on my blog about false accusations, because this is not a blog geared for falsely accused people. There are plenty of Blogs out there that fit that description. Anyone who has found my Blog can do a search and just as easily find one of those Blogs.

      If you don’t like my Blog, then you could start your own, or find one to read and comment at that fits your beliefs, opinions, and desires…


      • susa says:

        I totally agree with you, Alethea. This guy was clearly a predator and boy rapist. This boy now most likely faces a lifetime of therapy.

      • Whitney says:

        I am more of a lurker than a commenter, but my dear Craig, your comment has forced my hand.

        For one ‘alleged’ is a word used before people are in the state of trail or have not yet formally been convicted. However the man has plead guilty to the offense. He has since been convicted; for raping this boy for 3 years. Which means he is now called GUILTY.

        I dance on a strange line of this subject as I HAVE known a teacher falsely accused of molestation. It was soon found out that the girl claiming such could not keep her story straight, and the authorities could find NO corroberating evidence. It was then that the girl had been given a failing grade in the man’s class and had lied in hopes of revenge. While proven innocent the poor teacher couldn’t stand to stay in our town and left for another city and new start.

        So while you can say that they may have coherced a guilty plea, I just can’t believe it knowing the man I knew. He was steadfast in his innocence the whole time; and most innocent people will not plea guilty.

        As for your shaming the parents, people were trying to KILL them over this!!! I don’t know about where you live but blowing up someone’s garage where I live is considered arson and can also be considered attempt at murder. The father has MS and the wife cancer, what the HELL do they have to gain by falsely accusing anyone? More bills to add on to their trauma?? Seriously not many people attack when in dire straights unless there really is an offense or something to gain.

        Am I for firing these idiots? No because quite frankly you’d be surprised how easily duped people can be by predators, but I AM for prosecuting the harrasers of this family, and if by this point there are still teachers standing behind him after being convicted they should seriously be looked at or shown the facts that they’re clearly ignoring. Much like you are in this case.

        Do I believe people get falsely accused? Yes. Do I believe this is the case here? No. Read your facts before insulting others on this blog. Or better yet, as the blogger stated, don’t read this blog.

        • Whitney says:

          (And yes I know this is old but I just got around to reading it and that comment ruffled me enough to say something. Sorry if anyone’s reading gets messed up from me commenting on old posts!)

  4. Little Nel says:

    “There is no winning in this situation”

    Why didn’t the molester consider all of this before he molested this boy? Jerry Sandusky brought down a whole college with his abuses on boys.

    Let’s keep the blame where it belongs—-on the offender! The adult teacher!

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