There are crimes that are committed by individuals and then there are those crimes committed that are so heinous, shocking and despicable that they make one speechless and physically ill. Respiratory therapist Wayne Albert Bleyle committed acts against defenseless children and violated his care providing oath that there is no punishment suitable for this animal other than a public stoning. 56 year old Wayne Albert Bleyle was sentenced to 45 years and 8 months for molesting five young and disabled patients and for taking pornographic photographs of others.
As part of a plea deal, Bleyle, 56, was sentenced to 45 years and eight months in prison for molesting five of his young, disabled patients and for taking pornographic photographs of others. Prosecutors said he targeted those who were comatose, brain-damaged or too disabled to talk.
“You have violated the trust of your patients, you have violated the trust of your employer, and you have inflicted indescribable anguish on your victims and their families,” Superior Court Judge Kenneth K. So told Bleyle.
Prosecutors said the extent of Bleyle’s molestation will never be known because he targeted patients who were comatose, brain-damaged or too disabled to speak.
He was arrested last year after investigators tracing pornography through the Internet found tens of thousands of pornographic images on his computer, including photographs he took of himself abusing his patients. (Yahoo News)
Wayne Albert Bleyle took advantage of the most defenseless among us. They were not just children, but children who were so disabled that they could never tell others of their molestation.
Investigators identified just four of Bleyle’s victims: three girls and a boy who were all younger than 14 when the molestations took place. Two of the children have since died. Investigators were never able to put a name to one of the victims, a 2-year-old girl found in pictures.
Janice Frost, whose 10-year-old daughter died in June 2006, three months after investigators discovered her image on Bleyle’s home computer, called it a “parent’s worst nightmare.”
Frost said her daughter was under Bleyle’s care from the time she entered the long-term facility as a 10-day-old newborn suffering a brain condition.