The mother and ex-wife of former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle–sentenced to 50 years in Federal prison about two weeks ago–is seeking financial assistance for intensive therapy for her now-16-year old son.
His father abused him for give years.
(Read the McHenry County Blog story entitled,
Just click on the title.)
His mother’s (Theresa’s) plea is found on the web site Giveforward:
Let’s rally around my child who needs our support through their journey on becoming a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
I am starting this fundraiser for my son who was sexually abused by his dad for over 5 years.
The night, when my son disclosed his dad had sexually abused him will forever be the worst day of my life. 2 1/2 yrs later, the pain is still unbearable.
The guilt I carry around, for not seeing my ex husband for the monster he is, not being there to protect my child.
Seeing how unhappy, hurt beyond words, lost, and confused my children are.
My child who was sexually abused, was once a happy, loving, innocent child.
Now he is depressed, low self-esteem, feels ashamed and guilty, he feels like he is all alone, he doesn’t trust adults.
He had to be hospitalized twice for having suicidal thoughts.
I need help financially to get him into a Residential Treatment Facility.
It really is his only chance at being able to overcome what happened to him and his only chance at growing up to be a healthy, functioning, caring, loving adult.
I can’t fail my child again.
I have come to realize I can’t afford to do this on my own.
The only health insurance we have is Medicaid.
They do not pay for this type of treatment.
Residential Treatment costs are extremely high between 14,000 – 16,000 a month.
He would need to be there from anywhere between 12 – 24 months.
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Surely there is a huge hole in the societal safety net in this situation.
Here we have a Sheriff’s Deputy who was doing to his son what he was supposed to be preventing others from doing. He took videos of his abhorrent behavior and posted them on the internet. It seems to me that McHenry County ought to be responsible for making this family whole.